Microcosms 3

Hey, everyone – welcome back to Microcosms! 😀

You may or may not know this, but the 15th of January is National Hat Day. As you also may or may not know, I’m a huge fan of hats! As such, I thought it would be fun to pick some characters and locations that we associate with hats.

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

We spun, and our three elements are character: magician, setting: the Old West, and genre: sci-fi. Whoa.

Feel free to write a story using those or spin a new set of your own (tons to choose from this week). Be sure to include which three elements you’re using.

  • religious figure
  • jester
  • magician
  • pirate
  • police officer
  • cowboy
  • mariachi singer
  • gangster
  • explorer
  • gentleman
  • chef
  • baseball player
  • matador
  • house of worship
  • castle
  • stage/li>
  • ship
  • crime scene
  • the Old West
  • Mexico
  • 1920s America
  • 1920s Africa
  • an opera house
  • kitchen
  • baseball field
  • Spain
  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • steam punk
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • drama
  • comedy
  • poem


Judging this week are last week’s winners, dazmb, Jessica Franken, and Voima Oy. 🙂

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 : Dark: 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).

cat wearing a hat and smoking a cigarillo

Jermyn Street by Linkson Jack

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