Microcosms 11

Okay, so today is Johnny Appleseed Day. For those of you not in the US, he is a historical figure who famously introduced apple trees to a significant part of the United States. (You can read more about him here.) And I mean, come on, who doesn’t love apples?

Anyways, I thought we’d use apples as our inspiration today. How, you ask? By including characters often associated with apples. To make things flexible, I’ve made the characters generic, rather than specific. For example, “progenitor” takes the place of “Adam and Eve”.

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

We spun, and our three elements are character: shinigami, setting: luau, and genre: romance. Hahahahahaha Good luck.

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.

  • princess
  • progenitor
  • vampire
  • farmer
  • grocer
  • shinigami
  • CEO
  • snake
  • computer engineer
  • gardener
  • baker
  • archer
  • adulterer
  • physicist
  • teacher
  • doctor
  • pig
  • New York
  • office building
  • orchard
  • garden
  • Avalon
  • Halloween
  • Hawaii
  • castle
  • Forks, WA
  • farm
  • grocery store
  • bakery
  • school
  • hospital
  • under a tree
  • luau
  • motel
  • New Years
  • fair
  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • steam punk
  • mystery
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • drama
  • comedy
  • poem


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

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 Snow White (Fairy eBooks) (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).

Irish Meadow by Brian Lary

Irish Meadow by Brian Lary

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