Geoff Holme

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 85, on the site Microcosms 16 hours, 15 minutes ago

    OK, that’s fine. I’ve never heard of Eat Pray Love. As you don’t specify where the Bishop and the Father are located. I assumed that they were in America – my bad!

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 85, on the site Microcosms 19 hours, 6 minutes ago

    Congratulation for taking on board the theme of the contest, Nancy. Great use of the chosen elements.

    [ I have a few queries – I think maybe you submitted without reviewing(?):
    1) The piece is written in the […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 85, on the site Microcosms 19 hours, 56 minutes ago

    I thought the title was beautiful; it just got better from there. Great stuff, Sian.

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 85, on the site Microcosms 20 hours ago

    Lovely piece.

    [ Did you mean ‘…before the sun had expanded and the oceans became deserts.’? (Reverse problem to John Herbert!) I can amend it, if you let me know. ]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 85, on the site Microcosms 20 hours, 10 minutes ago

    Love the double entendre at the end, Steve. Well played, sir!

    [ I find the opening sentence hard to fathom though. Did you perhaps mean to say “I can remember exactly when Bishop Brennan decided I had spent too […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 85, on the site Microcosms 20 hours, 26 minutes ago

    Love at first bite, eh, John? I suppose I was asking for this sort of thing, having ‘Transylvanian Castle’ as a setting. ūüėČ

    [ I took the liberty of amending ‘You will, I suspect, prefer desert.’ to ‘You will, […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 85, on the site Microcosms 1 day, 15 hours ago

    Very atmospheric story: a fairy-tale vibe with a darker edge.

    Can you give us a title for your entry, and the word count please?

  • Geoff Holme wrote a new post, Microcosms 85, on the site Microcosms 2 days, 7 hours ago

    “Flash, I love you! But we only have¬†twenty-four hours to write an entry for Microcosms 85!”

    But where are my manners? Welcome, one and all, to this week’s contest! That quote from the 1980 kitsch SciFi […]

  • Apologies for the posting of the results before they were finally completed: I scheduled the post for the end of Monday, thinking that I would have it all formatted by then, but burning the midnight oil once too […]

  • Thank you to all who were not daunted by the last-minute change in schedule and submitted a narcolepsy-inspired entry to Microcosms 83; and a warm welcome to first-time entrant, Valita Suzanne. There were […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 83, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks ago

    Apostrophe inserted, Firdaus. Welcome back – first entry since MC68, and a really good job!
    I was going to say that it was too easy to spot where it was going, but that was because I’d already read the elements […]

  • Thank you to all who submitted a Hemingway-inspired entry to Microcosms 81, and a warm welcome to first-time entrant, Zoe Perrenoud. There were 16¬†entries this week (plus one ‘just 4 fun’ entry from your […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 81, on the site Microcosms 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Done, Kelly. (I also took advantage of your low word count to amend ‘child-hands’ – not a noun to be found in any dictionary, surely? – to ‘a child’s hands’. I hope you don’t mind! ūüėČ )

    Given the appalling […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 81, on the site Microcosms 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    @GeoffHolme
    #FlashDog
    6 words
    Fisherman; Caribbean; Memoir
    [Late / “Just 4 Fun” entry]

    Papa’s Preference

    “F**k’s sake, JB!! Booze… NEVER warm!”

  • Geoff Holme wrote a new post, Microcosms 81, on the site Microcosms 1 month ago

    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 n […]

  • Thank you to all who, in Microcosms 79, submitted their take on one of the favourite/favorite lines from the previous¬†13 weeks of the contest. A warm welcome to first-time entrants: Anne J., Chirayu, Camden […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 79, on the site Microcosms 1 month, 1 week ago

    Welcome to Microcosms, Chirayu – glad you could join us!
    As this week’s contest is not in the normal format, it is not the ideal time for you to submit your first entry!
    The instructions this week state: “Your […]

  • Geoff Holme wrote a new post, Microcosms 79, on the site Microcosms 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Welcome to Q3 in the second year of Microcosms Рanother mini-milestone Рand 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 f […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 78, on the site Microcosms 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The first coffeehouse in London opened in 1652, Bill. I was more concerned with the seemingly anachronistic phrase ‘his go to place’ which didn’t chime with the Victorian vibe, and the detective being able to […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 78, on the site Microcosms 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Welcome to Microcosms, JK! Interesting story, although it’s more ‘Beam me up, Scotty” than time travel! ūüėČ
    [ Maybe it’s not immediately clear, but the idea is to choose just ONE element from EACH of the THREE […]

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