Geoff Holme

  • One of your less-than-good genres?! How many do you have? 😉
    But seriously… Congratulations, Justin!

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 4 days, 8 hours ago

    Ah, yes… too subtle for this old codger, Steve. But just mentioning a crime in a story, especially one that happened a long time in the past, does not then mean that the story can legitimately be classified […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 6 days, 7 hours ago

    You left out the word count, Frank, so I added it.
    You also had ‘discretely’. There are two homophones: ‘discrete’ means ‘separate’; ‘discreet’ means ‘tactful, able to keep secrets’. So I changed it to […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 6 days, 7 hours ago

    It may be due to lack of sleep but, despite reading your tale several times, Steve, I still can’t figure out what the crime is here. And, given your track record, it seems more than likely that ‘Maunkex’ must be a […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 6 days, 9 hours ago

    This takes ‘fencing company’ to a whole new level… Very innovative use of the elements, Mark, and a great tale.
    [ You’ve used ‘practically’ in two adjacent sentences. Repeating a word in this way in close […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 6 days, 16 hours ago

    Oh my, what a terrible in-convenience… I’m reading this after breaking the handle on my upstairs toilet, so it has great resonance with me.
    This is a wonderfully-imagined memoir, Paula; there has to be some […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 1 week ago

    I’m good, thanks, Nthato, despite pulling another all-nighter setting up this contest. Serves me right for procrastinating, and not leaving enough time to come up with a theme and to work out all the elements – […]

  • Geoff Holme wrote a new post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 1 week ago

    Welcome to Microcosms 97, my flash fiction friends.

    Daylight saving has been discontinued in New York: on Sunday, 05-NOV, they put their clocks back by one hour as they reverted to Eastern Standard Time (EST). […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 96, on the site Microcosms 1 week, 6 days ago

    Typo corrected, Matthieu.

    This is a cracking story! Atmospheric and emotive, and full of Japanese detail. It’s a great pity that it doesn’t qualify for the judging process.

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 96, on the site Microcosms 1 week, 6 days ago

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    Writer; My Choice – Dublin; Comedy

    The Writer and The Reader

    “There’s an ‘O’ in it,” said the burly rain-soaked American, watching the hotel receptionist fill in the registr […]

  • *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***
    Thank you to all who participated in Microcosms 95 … I know many of you may now be thinking “What’s special about that? He says the same thing or something similar in the Results […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 95, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Glad you did goad Shakes, Steph – it’s great to have his entry this week.
    November starts on Wednesday; is this the best week to pull off a top-notch story when you’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo? Maya has emailed […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 95, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Welcome to Microcosms, Claudia!
    I’m not entirely sure how far your submission qualifies as ‘Horror’ as such, but it subtly builds up the atmosphere of tension and foreboding in such a mundane domestic setting, […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 95, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    A Black Forest tom cat called Hades
    Had a ‘night on the tiles’ with Mercedes,
    A pox-riddled queen.
    Now his water’s turned green…
    Which is why he’s avoiding the “Lay-deez”.

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 95, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Love the old ‘switcheroo’ in this tale, Alva.
    ‘Chocolate lab’ sounds like Willy Wonka’s research department: there’s a job I’d take a pay cut to have!

    [ In the first sentence, we’re told that the witch’s […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 95, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    De nada.

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 95, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Both changes made, Steph. (Not like you; you’re usually a whizz at proofreading. Shakes working you too hard, is he?)
    I’m wondering if this is too subtle to qualify as horror, but I really loved the litotes. [ […]

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 95, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Proofreading BEFORE submission will get you a gold star from me!

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 95, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    During Dr Who?!? Extenuating circumstances, I reckon. And slitting her throat to avoid disturbing the kids? How considerate.
    Gruesome story, Kelly.

  • Geoff Holme commented on the post, Microcosms 95, on the site Microcosms 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Aha! So cyber-bullying does work – it compelled you to submit a story to Microcosms at last. 😉
    I agree with Alva – it was an absolutely horrendous story.
    (Well done, mate.)

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