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Microcosms 81

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 novelist and short story  writer Ernest Hemingway. As today, 21-JUL, is the anniversary of Hemingway’s birth in 1899, this week’s contest is based…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 80

Thanks to everyone who spun some tales of time travel this week. We had 16 awesome entries this week! As always, thank you for participating. That people keep showing up to write week after week is truly humbling. Please keep returning to Microcosms, and retweet / spread the word about this contest among your followers and friends.…

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Microcosms 80

Alrighty, welcome to Microcosms 80! Today’s prompt comes to your courtesy of Ell Meadow. Enjoy! A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features folkloric fantasy characters, such as dwarves, dragons, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, griffins, mermaids, talking animals, trolls, unicorns, or witches, and usually magic or enchantments. While it has…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 79

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 Goetz, yaz c., Kimberly, Kaylee Schuler, Kara Schuler and Andres Esparza; and a hearty welcome back to returning long-lost friends Nthato…

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Microcosms 79

Welcome to Q3 in the second year of Microcosms – another mini-milestone – and 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 favourite / favorite lines chosen by the judge in each of the contests in Y2/Q2. Your task is to select one…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 78

A late happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends, and an early Happy 4th of July to those of us in the US. (This is probably the only time I will remember any country holidays, so apologies to everyone else in advance.) Thanks to everyone who spun some tales of time travel this week. We had…

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Microcosms 78

Hello, hello, hello! And welcome to Microcosms 78. Taking a break from the fairy tales this time around for another post submitted by Michael Emerson. Thanks, Michael! I think you all will enjoy this one. 🙂 Time Travel! Since the mid 1700’s time travel had captured people imaginations for a number of reasons. From the…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 77

Thanks to each and every one of you who entered Round 77. We had 11 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 secondarily…

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Microcosms 77

Welcome, welcome to Microcosms 77 – for a festival of Friday flash fiction fun. So, what’s the story? For some time, I’ve been trying to take a break from celebrating births / deaths of famous people in my Microcosms contest posts. The best I came up with this week is a commemoration of notable events that occurred on…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 76

Thanks to everyone who entered Microcosms 76 this week. We had 12 awesome entries this week! Apologies for the late posting. 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…

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