Microcosms 61

Welcome, flash fiction fans, to Microcosms 61. Time to do what you all do so well, and knock out a story to knock our socks off!



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


In terms of deaths per passenger mile, airplanes are statistically the safest mode of transport. But an airplane crashed, with loss of life, on this date (4th February) in 1953, 1972 and 1974.

Not wishing to tempt fate, let’s take a trip by a different form of transport today.



(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, transport and genre.

We spun, and our three elements are – character: Business Person, transport: Car, and genre: Crime.

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. ***

  • Business Person
  • Student
  • Cruise Passenger
  • Bank Robber
  • Rambler
  • Space Tourist
  • Train
  • Bus
  • Ship
  • Car
  • Foot
  • Passenger Rocket
  • Romance
  • Crime
  • Horror
  • Comedy
  • Memoir
  • SFF


Judging this week is Microcosms 60 Judge’s Pick, Steph Ellis.

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.

Microcosms 62
Microcosms 60

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