Microcosms 102

Microcosms 102. Woo hoo!

Lots of interesting things happened today in history… the opening of Schindler’s List, Jean Paul Getty III was found in Italy, and famed bandleader Glenn Miller disappeared over the English Channel. All of those events are pretty intriguing to me, so I thought I’d use them all for inspiration.

Due to the late posting, the due date for this round will be 5:00 a.m., New York time, despite what it says below.

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.



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Our contest this week begins with THREE things: character, setting and genre.

We spun, and our three elements are – character: Someone Who Vanishes, setting: Airplane, and genre: Your Choice.

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 ***

  • Kidnap Victim
  • Billionaire
  • Bandleader
  • Someone Who Vanishes
  • Mafia
  • Prisoner
  • Guard
  • An Eccentric
  • Someone Hiding
  • Your Choice!
  • WWII
  • Concentration Camp
  • Airplane
  • Italy
  • Ocean
  • Your Choice!
  • Sci-Fi
  • Fantasy
  • Romance
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Poetry
  • Horror
  • Memoir
  • Crime
  • Steampunk
  • Western
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Historical
  • Alternate History
  • Fairy Tale
  • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Your Choice!


Judging this week is MC 101 winner, Jane Lomas.

All submissions should be a maximum of 300 words in length. You have until midnight, New York time (ET) 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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