Microcosms 17

My favorite number. Woo hoo! But seriously, wow. I can’t believe we’re here already! I’ll admit, it’s a struggle for me, at times, due to my schedule. But you guys have been awesome, and your continued participation makes it all worthwhile. <3

I was going to do something different today, but seeing as how we lost yet another musical icon today (I’m utterly heartbroken), I thought maybe we would honor both Prince and David Bowie, two artists who were definitely ahead of their time.

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

We spun, and our three elements are character: astronaut, setting: (purple) rain, and genre: drama. This is also National Poetry Month, so for those of you who have vowed not to spin (you know who you are! lol), feel free to select a poem, instead, if you are so inclined.

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.

  • alien
  • pop/rock star
  • astronaut
  • goblin king
  • prophet
  • duke
  • dove
  • scarecrow
  • store clerk
  • a prince
  • basketball player
  • person wearing a beret
  • someone with heterochromia
  • little red Corvette
  • Y2K (1999)
  • labyrinth
  • outer space
  • temple
  • (purple) rain
  • five and dime
  • Gotham (NYC)
  • courtyard
  • bathtub
  • club
  • concert
  • football game
  • an “erotic city”
  • a treasure room
  • spaceship
  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • steam punk
  • mystery
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • drama
  • comedy
  • poem


Judging this week are two of last week’s winners, AV Laidlaw and Steph Ellis. 🙂

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 David Bowie.: The Little Black Book (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 one (or both) of the following photo prompts (not required).

first quarter / half moon

Half Moon by Jim Frech

water droplets on a purple background

Violet Drops by Ja Ty

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