Microcosms 94

Hi all! And welcome to Microcosms 94! Craziness.

Today, I thought we’d look at some things that happened this day in history and use those for inspiration. So, today’s prompts will be a little more varied than normal.

Events I found of interest (in no particular order):

  • Bela Lugosi’s birthday
  • Publication of “The Return of the King” by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • US President Abraham Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday
  • Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House
  • Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios

So many other things happened, but I think that certainly gives us enough to go on!

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: US President, setting: Australia, and genre: Steampunk. Umm… lol Good luck!

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 ***


  • Vampire
  • Werewolf
  • Monster
  • Scientist
  • Widow
  • Bride
  • US President
  • Queen of England
  • Opera Singer
  • Elf
  • Fairy
  • Dwarf
  • King
  • Native American
  • Former First Lady
  • Your Choice!
  • Wedding
  • Movie Set
  • Mansion
  • Island
  • Forest
  • Dinner
  • Science Lab
  • The White House
  • Australia
  • Opera House
  • Castle
  • Your Choice!
  • Horror
  • Memoir
  • Sci-Fi
  • Crime
  • Steampunk
  • Comedy
  • Poetry
  • Western
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Historical
  • Drama
  • Alternate History
  • Fairy Tale
  • Your Choice!


Judging this week is MC 93 Judge’s Pick, Nancy Chenier.

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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