Microcosms 38

Howdie, pardners! Welcome to Microcosms #38.

This week, we are making a slight break from our usual format to celebrate Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen – born in the USA 67 years ago today. And ‘Born in the USA’ (1984) became his most commercially-successful album and one of the highest-selling records ever, with world-wide sales topping more than 30 million copies. It spawned seven Top 10 hit singles.

Our contest this week begins with just two things: song title and genre. Use the song title as the title of your entry, and/or incorporate it somewhere in your story.

We spun, and our two elements are song title: Cover Me, and genre: Thriller.

Write a story using those OR feel free to click on the “Spin!” button, and the slot machine will come up with a new set – you can keep clicking until you have a set of elements that inspire you. Be sure to tell us which two elements you’re using.

  • Dancing in the Dark
  • Cover Me
  • Born in the USA
  • I’m on Fire
  • Glory Days
  • I’m Goin’ Down
  • My Hometown
  • Memoir
  • Thriller
  • Romance
  • Crime
  • Science Fiction
  • Parody
  • Horror
  • Comedy
  • Allegory


Judging this week is Microcosms 37 Judge’s Pick, Richard Edenfield.

All submissions should be a maximum of 300 words in length. You have until midnight, New York time to submit. (If you are new to Microcosms, check out the full submission guidelines.)

All being well, results will be posted on Monday.


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