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RESULTS – Microcosms 68

Thanks to everyone who entered! We had a total of 18 entries this week. Wow! Please keep returning to Microcosms, and retweet / spread the word about this contest among your followers and friends. Don’t forget that Microcosms exists primarily to provide a platform for the flash fiction community to hone their skills, and secondarily to…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 26

Despite some in-flight turbulence, Microcosms has made it past the half-year mark. (Suppressing my natural inclination to add an exclamation mark there.) Thanks to everyone who contributed polished gems over the last 26 weeks. Please continue to come back and spread the word to keep Microcosms airborne. (You appreciating these aeronautical metaphors, KMZ?) Many thanks…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 25

Many thanks to our judge A.J. Walker for judging this week’s competition, here’s what he had to say: Well, it’s been an exhausting and quite depressing time in England for the last few days. For some of us. Exciting and unbelievably good for others. So it was nice to have some light relief in reading…

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Microcosms 25

Welcome back, all. In honour of our resident gourmet Sal Page who so kindly came up with last week’s competition, this week’s post centres on the role food plays in our lives – it feeds the body, provides a focus for families, welcomes the newcomer, instils guilt for eating the wrong thing or too much,…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 24

Before we launch into CR Smith’s results for this week’s contest, I would just like to extend a huge thank you to Sal Page for her thoroughly entertaining posting this week. If anyone else would like to contribute a post, please get in touch, and now over to our judge … You’ve given me a…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 23

This week’s stories made judging an extremely close call, there was very little to choose between any of them and perhaps on another day, the results would have been in a completely different order. Although small, this week’s entries formed a great collection and for some reason the numbers brought to mind the quote from…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 22

Geoff back again – this time with my judge’s hat (wig?) on. It seemed like a good idea for a contest when I first thought of it… but the requirement to keep the famous last lines short, in order to fit the Microcosms one-armed bandit of elements, meant that some of them weren’t quite as…

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Microcosms 21

My inspiration for this week’s competition came from seeing a clown’s face on a card game I play with my students. I don’t like clowns – finding them more scary than funny – and I’ve always considered Ronald McDonald pretty creepy. From there I started to think about the other characters you might find in…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 14

High quality work, as always! A HUGE thanks to this week’s judges, Voima Oy and Geoff Holme. Here’s what Voima had to say: What fun to read these stories! Wonderful inventiveness and language. Well-done, everyone! And here’s what Geoff had to say: Hi, flash fictioneers! That’s the term I prefer – they use Word Counts…

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