Welcome to the second contest in Year 2, Quarter 4 of Microcosms, AKA round #79.
This week, there’s no slot machine. Once again, I’ve been looking back at the entries received during the last thirteen weeks. I’ve taken one of the favourite / favorite lines chosen by the judge in each of the contests.
Your task is to select one of these lines and incorporate it into your entry:
#80 – The words she spoke came from deep within her, deeper than she had reached in many years.
#81 – I’ve not met a single soldier who can tell me sensibly what they are fighting for.
#82 – I began to look over the scene when I noticed something was off with the blood.
#83 – One guest didn’t move, having been dead for almost an hour.
#84 – Old baggage that weighs them down like a block of cement you might tie around the ankles of an old friend you want to see the last of.
#85 – She grieved for the girl for whom the song was written.
#86 – If I wanted bullshit, I would have become a matador.
#87 – It had been a long day and both Gregg and Diane were dead to the world.
#88 – Our eyes met, and darkness flashed over her face.
#89 – … and in the cupboard, shop-bought honey. This was so much worse than murder.
#90 – A broad vista of prairie opened behind the gate.
#91 – The Inventor’s sly smile vanished faster than the truth at a Liar’s Convention.
#92 – Brian walked over to the cat and slowly crouched down beside it.
*** DO NOT USE THE CHOSEN LINE AS THE TITLE OF YOUR ENTRY ***
*** Incorporate it somewhere in the story / poem. ***
You may change the chosen line slightly – names, gender, tense, punctuation, etc. – but it must still be recognisable. You may use whichever genre you like this week.
Please tell us the favourite / favorite line you have chosen – no need to specify the genre this time round.
[ If I were judging, I’d give extra marks to entries that used two or more of the prompt lines. Jus’ sayin’… ]
*** NO FAN-FICTION, PLEASE, and NO USE of COPYRIGHT CHARACTERS ***
All submissions should be a maximum of 300 words in length. You have just 24 hours from 00.00 until 23.59, New York time (EDT) TODAY (Friday) 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.