Microcosms 68

Hello and welcome to MC68! Geoff is famous for looking at birthdays, but I sometimes gravitate towards the deaths. *shrug*

Sadly, we lost one of the most creative and talented musicians on this day last year. Roger Nelson was born on 7 June 1958. He would later be known to the world as Prince.

“Prince was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer. He was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop.” – Wikipedia

He was also a vegetarian, a quality that is near and dear to my heart.

I hope you enjoy this week’s prompts, which are inspired by both his music and personal life.


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


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

We spun, and our three elements are – character: musician, setting: Alphabet Street, and genre: memoir.

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.


*** HEY! Remember to include which THREE elements you’re using AND a title for your entry. ***

  • singer
  • musician
  • philanthropist
  • vegetarian/vegan
  • dancer
  • songwriter
  • discount store employee
  • someone wearing a beret
  • a dove
  • in a Corvette
  • a five and dime
  • in the (purple?) rain
  • Gotham City
  • on Alphabet Street
  • 1999
  • Erotic City (PG-13, please)
  • Science Fiction
  • Crime
  • Romance
  • Horror
  • Memoir
  • Comedy


Judging this week is Microcosms 67 Community Pick, Carol Smith.

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.

Microcosms 69
Microcosms 67

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