Microcosms 98

Hi everyone! Welcome to Microcosms 98. 🙂

Today is World Peace Day. Living a peaceful existence is something I feel passionately about, although I understand that others prioritize different things. Regardless, I thought it would be interesting to use characters and settings related to peace – or its antithesis. I did my best to make the prompts vague and not too political. I’ll leave that up to you and your better judgment in regards to whatever stories you write. 🙂

I’ve also included 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: Alien, setting: Armistice, and genre: Choose Your Own Adventure.

Whoa… that is a tall order for 300 words. Feel free to use that spin button, but I challenge you to try it!

Remember, if you do use/choose the “Your Choice” option, please specify what it is that you’ve chosen.

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 ***

  • World Leader
  • UN Representative
  • Dictator
  • Soldier
  • Weapons Engineer
  • Politician
  • Lobbyist
  • Civil Rights Leader
  • Aries (god of war)
  • Nobel Prize Winner
  • Protester
  • Vegan
  • King/Queen
  • Revolutionary
  • Terrorist
  • Religious Leader
  • Alien
  • Spy/Double Agent
  • Your Choice!
  • WWI
  • WWII
  • Utopia
  • Dystopia
  • Peace Meeting
  • Armistice
  • Protest
  • Battlefield
  • Homefront
  • War Room
  • Aftermath of War
  • Weapons Lab
  • Spaceship
  • Your Choice!
  • Horror
  • Memoir
  • Sci-Fi
  • Crime
  • Steampunk
  • Comedy
  • Poetry
  • Western
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Historical
  • Drama
  • Alternate History
  • Fairy Tale
  • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Your Choice!


Judging this week is MC 97’s double dipper, Bill Engleson.

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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