Microcosms 90

Hi all! And welcome to Microcosms 90! Craziness. Okay, let’s get started!

Today is Native American Day in the US. The history of the establishment of the US, particularly in regards to the treatment of Native Americans, is quite storied, indeed. Much of what happened is quite sad, but I’ll let you research that on your own.

It seems like almost everyone I meet in America is 1/16th Cherokee, lol, and I am no exception. So, I thought we’d use Native American fairy tales as a prompt. At any rate, I hope you enjoy this week’s options, most of which have been inspired by this collection of folklore.

I’ve include the “Your Choice” option once again. If you do use/choose the “Your Choice” option, please specify what it is that you’ve chosen.



(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: Thief, setting: Mountains, and genre: Historical.

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 – character, setting and genre. 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 ***


  • Hunter
  • Chief
  • Orphan
  • Coyote
  • Cougar
  • Bear
  • Bat
  • Spirit
  • Bird
  • Warrior
  • Suitor
  • Monster
  • A Lazy Person
  • Witch
  • Runner
  • Giant
  • Fairy
  • Buffalo
  • Storyteller
  • Hare
  • Thief
  • Tarantula
  • Spider
  • Skeleton
  • Magician
  • Shapeshifter
  • Rattlesnake
  • Wizard
  • Prince
  • Your Choice!
  • Great Lake
  • Wigwam
  • River
  • Mountains
  • Moon
  • Village
  • Prairie
  • Forest
  • Desert
  • The Afterlife
  • Island
  • Your Choice!
  • Horror
  • Memoir
  • Sci-Fi
  • Crime
  • Steampunk
  • Comedy
  • Poetry
  • Western
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Historical
  • Drama
  • Alternate History
  • Fairy Tale
  • Your Choice!


This week’s judge is MC 89 Judge’s Pick Steve Lodge.

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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