Geoff Holme

  • Thanks to each and every one of you who entered Round 77. We had 11 entries this week.

    Please keep returning to Microcosms, and retweet / spread the word about this contest among your followers and fr […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 77, on the site Microcosms 2 days, 22 hours ago

    Aarrrgh! Just remembered another potential typo that I wasn’t sure was intentional.

    In the 2:00:10 a.m. tweet, you have ‘While House’. Should that be ‘White House’?

    [ Also, ‘warm milk’?!? I thought DJT’s […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 77, on the site Microcosms 2 days, 22 hours ago

    Thanks! I was just having fun with the notion that a zero word count would be acceptable.
    Needless to say, I didn’t win – but I did get a Special Mention… for brevity. 🙂

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 77, on the site Microcosms 2 days, 23 hours ago

    The trouble, Bill, was it was a little *too* ‘real-appearing’! The actual problem was that ‘Trump[@]unrealDonJ.Trump’ was being interpreted as an *email* address, and a mailto: hypertext link was being created; […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 77, on the site Microcosms 3 days, 9 hours ago

    Wondered were your entry was, Bill! All those addresses to type in – introducing a full stop after the ‘J’ occasionally. Then it got stuck in approval…

    I’ve bracketted the @ signs to get round the problem, […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 77, on the site Microcosms 3 days, 11 hours ago

    “…and the Ernest Hemingway Award goes to…”

    Nice idea, Damhnait, but I’m not sure that putting all the background info, necessary for the story to work, into the title would have squared with Hemingway – or […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 77, on the site Microcosms 4 days ago

    Thanks for the hads-up, Bill. (And by that I meant ‘heads-up’!)
    I don’t know where that came from; I’m just glad that I didn’t make the same mistake when researching events on this day in history.
    [ SLEEP! […]

  • Geoff Holme wrote a new post, Microcosms 77, on the site Microcosms 4 days, 1 hour ago

    Welcome, welcome to Microcosms 77 – for a festival of Friday flash fiction fun. So, what’s the story?
    For some time, I’ve been trying to take a break from celebrating births / deaths of famous people in my Micr […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 76, on the site Microcosms 1 week, 3 days ago

    Amendment made to penultimate line, Angelique. 🙂

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 76, on the site Microcosms 1 week, 3 days ago

    Just to be absolutely clear…

    This week’s contest runs from 12 NOON Friday to 12 NOON Saturday New York time (that’s EDT at the moment, not EST!)

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 75, on the site Microcosms 1 week, 3 days ago

    It was very easy to miss, being almost 13 hours late for the contest!
    Glad you enjoyed it, Sian. Thanks for the very inciteful comments and positive feedback – for my piece and for all the others to which you […]

  • Thanks to each and every one of you who entered Round 75. We had 11 entries this week (plus a very late, just-for-fun entry from yours truly).

    Please keep returning to Microcosms, and retweet / spread the wo […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 75, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Thanks to:
    John – for the basic plot idea;
    Louise – for the obscure word ‘rale’ which had me reaching for the dictionary;
    Bill E. – for his predilection for one sentence paragraphs!

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 75, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    SUBMITTED LATE – Just 4 Fun

    @GeoffHolme
    #FlashDogs
    175 words
    Reporter; Airport; Memoir

    lax

    dont get out much nowadays/pretty much couch potato/or wd be if not confined 2 wheelchair/ha ha

    still […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 75, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Sian Brighal left this comment on Bill Engleson’s submission:

    Really appreciate the use of language to reflect the time: very enjoyable. Wonderful story, complete yet also wanting more.

  • Geoff Holme wrote a new post, Microcosms 75, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hello, you lovely people. Ready for another flash fiction workout? You’ve come to the right place – Microcosms 75.

    09-JUN has seen many notable events over the years. Here are just a few:

    1667 – Sec […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, RESULTS – Microcosms 73, on the site Microcosms 4 weeks ago

    Dear LM.

    I feel compelled to respond to the points you made.

    You first submitted an entry to Microcosms 65, a comedy tale that was awarded an Honourable Mention; your only other entry to date was to […]

  • Thanks to all of you who were able to enter Round 73 – you lucky people! I wish I had been able to…  And a warm welcome to first-timer, M. Irene Hill. We had an reasonable total of 18 entries this week.

    Ple […]

  • Geoff Holme wrote a new post, Microcosms 73, on the site Microcosms 1 month ago

    Welcome back, fellow flashionistas.
    Was it destiny that I should be hosting Round 73… or was it luck? You see, for reasons I won’t go into while there are children in the room, 73 is my lucky number.

    So, […]

  • Thanks to all of you who celebrated the birthday of Burt Bacharach by submitting a story to Round 71. We had a reasonable total of 14 entries this week – plus one late, ‘just-for-fun’ entry from me.

    Plea […]

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