Microcosms 60

Welcome, flash fictioneers, to Microcosms 60. Time to get your flash mojo working and send us a story.



Include which THREE elements you’re using AND a title for your entry. 


Today – 24 February – in 2006 saw the death of US actor, Dennis Weaver. He had a long and varied career, and was best known for his portrayal of Chester in the long-running TV series ‘Gunsmoke’. Other TV shows and movies in which he appeared include:

‘Touch of Evil’ (1958)
‘Kentucky Jones’ (1964-1965)
‘McCloud’ (1970-1977)
‘Duel’ (1971)
‘The Ordeal of Doctor Mudd’ (1980)


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


Our contest this week begins with THREE things: character, setting and genre.

We spun, and our three elements are – character: Veterinarian, setting: Washington D.C., and genre: Comedy.

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 inspires you.


*** Once again, be sure to include which THREE elements you’re using AND a title for your entry. ***

  • Marshal’s Sidekick
  • Night Manager
  • Veterinarian
  • Western Detective
  • Motorist
  • Conspirator
  • Dodge City
  • Motel
  • Horse Ranch
  • Big City
  • Remote Road
  • Washington D.C.
  • Horror
  • Romance
  • Memoir
  • Crime
  • Comedy
  • Poetry


Judging this week is Microcosms 59 Judge’s Pick, Sian Brighal.

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

*** If you are new to Microcosms, remember to check out the full submission guidelines. ***

All being well, results will be posted on Monday.

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