Microcosms 12

Hey, everyone! Has it really been 12 weeks?? What??? Thanks for sticking with us and continuing to contribute. I’m so proud to be part of this community.

Per my usual MO, I’m looking at holidays, etc. March is Irish American Heritage Month, and yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t know if it’s really celebrated overseas, or if we just place more importance on it in America, for drinking purposes, just like we do with Cinco De Mayo. But I thought I’d use these two things for inspiration. So, the characters and settings this week are inspired by Ireland and a variety of Irish folk tales. 🙂

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

We spun, and our three elements are character: fairy, setting: ocean, and genre: mystery. Hmm…

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.

  • leprechaun
  • fairy
  • changeling
  • pooka (hobgoblin)
  • merrow (siren/merperson)
  • banshee
  • ghost
  • witch
  • fairy doctor
  • priest
  • devil
  • giant
  • royalty
  • thief
  • saint
  • forest
  • rainbow
  • pub
  • castle
  • garden
  • town
  • village
  • cliff
  • island
  • cathedral
  • ocean
  • graveyard
  • haunted house
  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • steam punk
  • mystery
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • drama
  • comedy
  • poem


Judging this week is one of last week’s winners, AJ Walker, along with yours truly. 🙂

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 Celtic Fairy Tales
(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).

forest with stream

Killarney National Park by Belén Galán

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