Microcosms 22

Hi, everyone. Geoff Holme here – guest host for Microcosms 22.

I first came into contact with Kristen, the brains behind Microcosms, while judging a round of MicroBookends, run by David Borrowdale. Sadly, that flash contest is no longer with us. Microcosms 22 pays tribute to David’s creation, but here the book ends are the last lines of famous books. Your challenge is to take the last line and use it as the first line of your entry; you can, however, be creative with it, as long as it remains recognisable.

Word count: we have mixed it up yet again this week: you are allowed a maximum of 300 words for your submissions.

As usual, our contest will begin with three things: book ending, setting, genre.

We spun, and our three elements are book ending: He loved Big Brother., setting: Paris cemetery, and genre: Romance.

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.

  • “Is it about a bike?”
  • He loved Big Brother.
  • I carry a lot of scars.
  • I been there before.
  • But now I must sleep.
  • No name can be read there.
  • Police station
  • Room 101
  • Remote island
  • Mississippi river
  • Country Estate
  • Paris cemetery
  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • steam punk
  • mystery
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • drama
  • comedy
  • poetry



Judging this week is last week’s winner, er… me again. Don’t worry, I promise not to be picky!

All submissions should be a maximum of 300 words, excluding title. You have until midnight, New York time to submit.

If you like, you may incorporate the following photo prompt (not required).


The End 01


BADGES! Please note that at present, I do not have sufficient admin rights to amend your badges. Hopefully, I can update these in the not too distant future.

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