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Microcosms 120

Welcome back to Microcosms, Flash Harrys and Flash Harriets. Ready to pit your writing skills against the challenge of Round 120? Let’s get to it then… As some of you may be aware — cue the violins! — being curator of Microcosms is hard work… very hard work… a gargantuan amount of very hard work……

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RESULTS – Microcosms 119

Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 119. We had 15 entries this time. Welcome to first-time entrant Jennifer F, and a warm welcome back to long-lost Microcosms pal, Caitlin Gramley. Please keep returning to Microcosms, and retweet / spread the word about this contest among your followers and friends. Don’t forget that Microcosms exists…

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Microcosms 119

Greetings, my flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 119. This week’s contest is based on anniversaries occurring today (20-APR). 270 years: birth of Georg Michael Telemann, German composer and multi-instrumentalist 210 years: birth of Napoleon III, French politician, 1st President of France who died in exile in England and is buried at St Michael’s…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 118

Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 118. We had 19 entries this time. Welcome to first-time entrants, Sophie Watson and ThatLanguageGuy. 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…

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Microcosms 118

Hello once again, flashionistas, and welcome to Microcosms 118. In MC 110, I mentioned my resolution to address my addiction to tsundoku — the Japanese term for the habit of buying books, then piling them up unread — by reading 50 books in 2018. In the first quarter of the year – 13 weeks – I managed to read eleven and…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 117

Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 117. We had a very pleasing turnout of 22 entries this time. Welcome to first-time entrants Beckham Lawre, Pauline Emmylou Florsch, Rae Morgan and Stephanie Cornelius. 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…

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Microcosms 117

Friday comes around quickly when you’re having fun… Welcome to Microcosms 117, as we move effortlessly — if only! — into the first post of the second quarter of the year. *** Please read the instructions carefully – ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE NEW TO MICROCOSMS. *** As is customary at times like this, I’ve been looking back…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 116

Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms116. We had 15 entries this time. Welcome to first-time entrant, Rey Alicea. Before we get down to business, Damhnait Monaghan got in touch with us to say that her story “I Was a Teenage River Nymph” — Judge’s Pick way back in MC 72 — was selected for…

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Microcosms 116

Greetings, my flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 116. 30-MAR saw the birth in 1905 of England’s longest-serving hangman, Albert Pierrepoint. Some of his more famous ‘clients’ include: William Joyce — “Lord Haw Haw” (1946) Timothy Evans (1950) Derek Bentley (1953) John Christie (1953) Ruth Ellis — last woman to be hanged in the…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 115

Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 115. We had 16 minuscule masterpieces this time — plus yet another entry on the wrong day! If you are considering entering Microcosms for the first time, please, please, please read the rules – especially that it is a 24-HOUR ONLY contest on FRIDAY (New York time) each week. Please…

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