Microcosms 2

January is National Blood Donor Month!

With that in mind, I thought we’d choose blood as the theme this week. While that may sound initially sound morbid, remember that blood doesn’t necessarily mean “gore” (although there’s nothing wrong with that); blood sustains life.

As such, I’ve chosen some people and creatures and locations that, for better or for worse, we often associate with blood.

Side note: Although I’m not judging this week, I’ll have you know that I do frown upon the depiction of bats as evil creatures. No, really. Please be creative!

As usual, our contest will begin with three things: character, setting, and genre.

We spun, and our three elements are character: doctor, setting: battlefield, and genre: romance.

Feel free to write a story using those or spin a new set of your own. Be sure to include which three elements you’re using.

  • vampire
  • doctor
  • patient
  • soldier
  • serial killer
  • vampire bat
  • hospital
  • cave
  • castle
  • battlefield
  • dungeon
  • insane asylum
  • horror
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • drama
  • comedy
  • poem


Judging this week are last week’s winners, AV Laidlaw and Steph Ellis. 🙂

All submissions should be 100 words in length, give or take 10 words (90 – 110 words). You have until midnight, New York time to submit.

Winners will receive a copy of the Kindle version of Flashdogs : Solstice : Light: Volume II (currently available in the US, the UK, Australia, and other territories), or a similarly priced book of their choosing; alternatively, winners may elect to have the monetary equivalent donated to World Reader or another literacy-related charity.

If you like, you may incorporate the following photo prompt (not required).

rose stabbed with a knife, bleeding

Bleeding Roses 10 by Brittany Reed

Did you know that donating blood can save up to three people’s lives? It’s an amazing gift you can gift someone! Interested in donating?
US – http://www.redcrossblood.org/ or http://www.unitedbloodservices.org/
Canada – https://www.blood.ca/
UK – http://www.blood.co.uk/
Organizations in other areas – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_blood_donation_agencies

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