Microcosms 7

Welcome back, everyone! Can you believe it’s already Microcosms 7? I sure can’t…

I thought we’d divert from time this week and talk about love. February is the month of romance, after all, is it not? My sister is getting married on Saturday; Sunday is Valentines Day; and this is National Weddings Month.

February also happens to be National Heart Month – which can be taken a few different ways. So while most of our prompts will be wedding-related, there are a few wildcards in there, as well. 😉

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

We spun, and our three elements are character: serial killer, setting: wedding, and genre: comedy. Okay… Let’s see what you do with that. lol

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.

  • bride
  • groom
  • clergyman
  • baker
  • limo driver
  • matchmaker
  • newlywed
  • maid of honor
  • best man
  • photographer
  • videographer
  • alien
  • jeweler
  • florist
  • flower girl
  • musician
  • cannibal
  • organ donor
  • surgeon
  • cardiologist
  • serial killer
  • vampire
  • werewolf
  • ghost
  • blind date
  • house of worship
  • limo
  • kitchen
  • Hawaii
  • Paris
  • Japan
  • Greece
  • Bahamas
  • Niagara Falls
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop
  • flower shop
  • the moon
  • spaceship
  • garden
  • mansion
  • courthouse
  • hospital
  • crime scene
  • wedding
  • deserted highway
  • castle
  • Transylvania
  • haunted house
  • forest
  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • steam punk
  • mystery
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • drama
  • comedy
  • poem


Judging this week are two of last week’s winners, Craig A and Firdaus Parvez. 🙂

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 Nibbles: Bite-Sized Stories for a Fast-Paced, Super-Sized World (Snack-Sized Stories Book 1) by KM Zafari (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).

older photo of bride and groom in photo album

50’s Wedding by Karl Mooney

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