Microcosms 50

Another Friday… Welcome to Microcosms 50, the final competitive post of 2016.

It’s Friday, 16 December, so this week’s contest is based on a film you will all be familiar with – the 2002 Hindi action spy thriller… 16 December… No? Oh well, that’s why they invented Wikipedia.



(If you have an idea for a future contest and would like to be guest host, please contact me.)


Our contest begins with three things: character, setting and genre.

We spun, and our three elements are – character: Terrorist, setting: Satellite, and genre: Sci-Fi.

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 include which three elements you’re using.

  • Spy
  • Tax Inspector
  • Money Launderer
  • Terrorist
  • Soldier
  • Street Beggar
  • Pakistan
  • Swiss Bank
  • Auckland
  • Music Competition
  • New Delhi
  • Satellite
  • Sci-Fi
  • Comedy
  • Crime
  • Romance
  • Memoir
  • Thriller


Judging this week is Microcosms 49 Judge’s Pick, Caleb Echterling.

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.


No image to inspire you this week; flying blind… Woo-hooo!!


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