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Microcosms 111

Greetings, my flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 111. In cricket, a score of 111 is sometimes known as “a Nelson” after Admiral Nelson who is erroneously said to have had “one eye, one arm, one leg” – he was never, however, careless enough to lose a leg! In binary notation, 111 represents the decimal…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 110

Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 110. We were back to a more customary number of 19 entries – plus one late submission. 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…

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Microcosms 110

Greetings, flashionistas, and welcome to Microcosms 110. In late December 2017, I stumbled across the word tsundoku, a Japanese term for the habit of buying books, then piling them up unread. Since I suffer from this affliction, I decided to do something about the backlog. My New Year’s resolution was to attempt to read 50…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 109

Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 109 – especially 12 first-timers: Holly Kilmister, Jaden Zaleski, Tim Hayes, Kate, PsychoGirl, Kennedy Arabella Lawson, Ted Young, Caroline Lewis, Josh, Elijah Harbaugh, Rachel, Gabe and nblog38. There was a huge increase to 34 entries this week – totes amazeballs! Please keep returning to Microcosms, and retweet / spread the word…

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Microcosms 109

Hello, flash-fictioneers, and welcome to Microcosms 109. I’m struggling for a theme again this week, so I’ve had to fall back on my usual source of inspiration. Today (09-FEB) is the anniversary of the birth or death of several famous writers: BIRTH 1737: Thomas Paine, English-American philosopher, author, and activist – “Common Sense” (1775-6) 1863: Anthony…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 108

Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 108 – especially first-timer Minhee H.. There were 16 entries this week. 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…

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Microcosms 108

Hello, flashionistas, and welcome to Microcosms 108. Today (02-FEB) is Candlemas, the Christian festival of the presentation of Jesus at the Temple, where Simeon recognised the holy infant as the Christ Child. There was once weather lore that clear weather on Candlemas forebodes a prolonged winter. This was extended in the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 107

Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 107 – especially first-timers Camilla Johannson, Marsha Adams and Michael Pickard. There were 19 entries this week. 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…

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Microcosms 107

Greetings, everyone, and welcome to Microcosms 107 – at last. Abject apologies for last week’s no-show. We hope it hasn’t put you off and that you will be energised and raring to take on the challenge. In this round, Steph Ellis has valiantly responded to my last-minute plea for help, and acts as guest host.…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 106

Thanks if you submitted a story to Microcosms 106 – especially first-timers Nikky Olivier, Andrea Allison and Gina Headden – or even if you simply voted for your favourite. There were 15 finely-wrought entries this week. Please keep returning to Microcosms, and retweet / spread the word about this contest among your followers and friends. Don’t forget…

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