Microcosms 16

Hey, everyone!

Well, today is Titanic Remembrance Day, and although it’s not quite in the spirit of things, I thought we’d use characters inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio movies. This could be a fun one!

Also, the 17th is Bat Appreciation Day, so I’ve thrown a bat in there, too. 🙂

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

We spun, and our three elements are character: millionaire, setting: England, and genre: steam punk.

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.

  • frontiersman
  • stock broker
  • thief
  • dream hopper
  • slave owner
  • artist
  • undercover cop
  • millionaire
  • con artist
  • US Marshall
  • star-crossed lover
  • gangster
  • smuggler
  • orphan
  • bat
  • wilderness
  • Wall Street
  • New York
  • airplane
  • diamond mine
  • in a dream
  • mausoleum
  • mansion
  • England
  • 1920s
  • The Titanic
  • cave
  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • steam punk
  • mystery
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • drama
  • comedy
  • poem

Spin!


Judging this week are two of last week’s winners, Bill Engleson and Sal Page. 🙂


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 Titanic: The Sinking of The Titanic (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).


an iceberg

Iceberg by Jos Browning


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