Microcosms 23

Dear all, our guest host this week is David Ashton and this means you’ve had a close escape as I had been planning a ‘metal’ themed post – ho hum next time perhaps (although I have included a little treat at the bottom of this post).

In between imbibing a few beers – I must say the #FlashDogs are doing hostelries proud in this respect 🙂 – David has pulled together a post which pays homage to other flash fiction competitions that have sadly shuttered. Both Flashmobwrites and the Midweek Blues Buster were music based, with a music video providing optional inspiration. David has selected some “classic” songs and bands for the location and main character(s). Feel free to find something in their back catalogue while you’re writing to listen to if you’re wanting an extra bit of motivation (or even listen to the first 200 tracks of my Infernal Clock 666 \m/ !).

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

We spun, and our three elements are character: Queen, setting: In the Jungle, and genre: poem.

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.

  • Queen
  • Policeman
  • Angel
  • Carpenter
  • Highwayman
  • Prince
  • Dock of the Bay
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Country Roads
  • Rivers of Babylon
  • House of the Rising Sun
  • In the Jungle
  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • steam punk
  • mystery
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • drama
  • comedy
  • poem

Judging this week is Steph Ellis

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

Enjoy the track, loosely linked to one of this week’s characters. One of the best bands to see live. And remember you may get more of this with each posting – unless others come forward. Be afraid, be very afraid …

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