Greetings, my flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 111.
In cricket, a score of 111 is sometimes known as “a Nelson” after Admiral Nelson who is erroneously said to have had “one eye, one arm, one leg” – he was never, however, careless enough to lose a leg!
In binary notation, 111 represents the decimal number 7; and ‘007’ is, of course, the code number of Ian Fleming’s fictional MI6 intelligence officer, James Bond – the star of a long-running movie franchise.
This week’s theme is based on ‘Bond Girls’.
- Pussy Galore: “Goldfinger” (1964)
- Tracy di Vicenzo “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969)
- Tiffany Case: “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971)
- Solitaire: “Live and Let Die”(1973)
- Holly Goodhead: “Moonraker”(1979)
- Natalya Simonova: “Goldeneye”(1995)
(If YOU have an idea for a future contest and would like to be a guest host, please contact us.)
Our contest this week begins with THREE things: character, location and genre.
We spun, and our three elements are – character: Socialite, Location: Train, and genre: Memoir.
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, location 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 – not included in the word count.
*** NO FAN-FICTION, PLEASE, and NO USE of COPYRIGHT CHARACTERS **
- Private Pilot
- Diamond Smuggler
- Tarot Reader
- Computer Programmer
- Stud Farm
- Las Vegas
- Space Station
- Steam Punk
Last week’s Judge’s Pick, Marsha Adams, has kindly agreed to act as the judge this time around.
REMEMBER: all submissions should be a maximum of 300 words in length (excluding the title).
You have just 24 hours until midnight, today (Friday) New York time (EST) to write and submit your masterpiece.
*** If you are new to Microcosms, remember to check out the full submission guidelines. ***
All being well, results will be posted next Monday.