Microcosms 63

Welcome, one and all, to Microcosms 63. (I’m resisting the temptation to start with “Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!”)

A couple of notes before we get down to business:



*** New York has changed over to daylight saving (EDT) ***

Here in the UK, for instance, for this week and next, the time difference between New York and the UK will be 4 hours, instead of the usual 5 hours. Plan your schedule for entries according to your time zone.



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


This week, our guest host is Ireland’s own, Alva Holland. Don your emerald-tinted spectacles, and have a look at what she has to say:

Happy St Patrick’s Day, everyone. Today, Irish people all over the world celebrate their country and its heritage. The world, or at least a significant portion of it, goes green for a day. Irish people have emigrated to and settled in every country in the world. Some international Irish communities are, in fact, larger than the population of Ireland itself. Astonishing!
And so, to today’s challenge. Every city in the world has its famous or infamous landmarks. Our elements today are iconic urban landmarks, and the people and situations making up our neighbourhoods.



(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: Pilot, setting: Le Louvre, and genre: Tragedy.

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. ***

  • Cyclist
  • Firefighter
  • Detective
  • Pilot
  • Dentist
  • Judge
  • Artist
  • Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
  • London Eye
  • Le Louvre
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Taj Mahal
  • The Colosseum
  • Tragedy
  • Crime
  • Romance
  • Horror
  • Memoir
  • Comedy
  • Fantasy


Judging this week is Microcosms 62 Community Pick AND Judge’s Pick, Nthato Morakabi.

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