Microcosms 19

Well, today is National Tourism Day. So, I thought we have a little fun with traditional “touristy” locations and people you might see. Also, it’s Mothers Day on Sunday (in America), so we have so show some love to all the mamas out there, too!

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

We spun, and our three elements are character: pickpocket, setting: Paris, and genre: drama.

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.

  • mother
  • tourist
  • photographer
  • pickpocket
  • tour guide
  • translator
  • the Pope
  • Egyptian Pharaoh
  • British Royal Guard
  • boat captain
  • skier
  • bellhop
  • waiter
  • the Pyramids of Giza
  • Paris
  • Buckingham Palace
  • the Alps
  • Venice
  • Vatican City
  • The Taj Mahal
  • The White House
  • cafe
  • hotel
  • ship
  • Sydney Opera House
  • beach
  • festival
  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • steam punk
  • mystery
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • drama
  • comedy
  • poem


Judges are TBD.

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 Flashdogs: An Anthology (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).

Tour Eiffel in the Morning by Federico Szarfer

Tour Eiffel in the Morning by Federico Szarfer

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