Category: Contest

Technical Difficulties – Short Delay

Hello all! Very short delay – I hope! Post is all ready to go, but I’m having difficulties with the spinner (genre isn’t showing up). Grrr! I will post it as soon as I figure out what is wrong and add to the time. So sorry! ūüôĀ Share the joy                  

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Microcosms 83

I’ve got that Friday Feeling… Welcome to Microcosms 83, flashionistas!   Apologies for the tardiness of this post; while scrabbling around for a theme, I began to feel unwell and had to go to bed. Appropriate then that today, 04-AUG, in the Byzantine calendar (yes, I AM scraping the barrel!) is the feast day of…

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Microcosms 82

Welcome to Microcosms 82! On this date in 1868, the 14th Amendment to the US constitution was ratified, finally granting citizenship and all its privileges to African Americans. For those of you not in the US, you may or may not be aware of the long, storied history of the battle for civil rights in…

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Microcosms 81

It’s Friday, flash fictioneers; welcome to Microcosms 81. Let’s get right to it. ¬†“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” is the famously extreme example of¬†flash fiction. It has been apocryphally attributed to the novelist and short story ¬†writer¬†Ernest Hemingway. As today, 21-JUL, is the anniversary of Hemingway’s birth in 1899, this week’s contest is based…

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Microcosms 80

Alrighty, welcome to Microcosms 80! Today’s prompt comes to your courtesy of Ell Meadow. Enjoy! A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features folkloric fantasy characters, such as dwarves, dragons, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, griffins, mermaids, talking animals, trolls, unicorns, or witches, and usually magic or enchantments. While it has…

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Slight delay

So sorry, guys! Got home late from work. Will be posted in about an hour or less. Will tack on the extra hour at the end. Thanks for understanding. Share the joy                  

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Microcosms 79

Welcome¬†to Q3 in the second year of Microcosms – another mini-milestone – and round¬†#79. For this week’s contest, the slot machine has been given another well-deserved rest. Once again I’ve taken one of the favourite / favorite lines chosen by the judge in each of the contests in Y2/Q2. Your task is to select one…

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Microcosms 78

Hello, hello, hello! And welcome to Microcosms 78. Taking a break from the fairy tales this time around for another post submitted by Michael Emerson. Thanks, Michael! I think you all will enjoy this one. ūüôā Time Travel! Since the mid 1700’s time travel had captured people imaginations for a number of reasons. From the…

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Microcosms 77

Welcome, welcome to Microcosms 77 – for a festival of¬†Friday flash fiction fun.¬†So, what’s the story? For some time, I‚Äôve been trying to take a break¬†from celebrating births / deaths of famous people in my Microcosms contest posts. The best I came up with this week is a commemoration of notable events that occurred on…

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