Microcosms 75

Hello, you lovely people. Ready for another flash fiction workout? You’ve come to the right place – Microcosms 75.

09-JUN has seen many notable events over the years. Here are just a few:

  • 1667 – Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins, leading to the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.
  • 1856 – Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa for the Mormon Trail.
  • 1928 – Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.
  • 1930 – Chicago Tribune reporter, Jake Lingle, is killed at the Illinois Central train station, allegedly over a $100,000 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
  • 1958 – Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London’s Gatwick Airport. 
  • 1968 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning after Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in the kitchen of The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles

Geoff

 

(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: Reporter, setting: Airport, 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 ***

*** NO FAN-FICTION, PLEASE, and NO USE of COPYRIGHT CHARACTERS ***



  • Naval Commander
  • Mormon
  • Aviator
  • Reporter
  • Monarch
  • Senator
  • River
  • Salt Lake Valley
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Railway Station
  • Airport
  • Kitchen
  • Crime
  • Romance
  • Fantasy
  • Comedy
  • Memoir
  • Horror

Spin!


Judging this week is Microcosms 74 Judge’s Pick, Alva Holland.

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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