Microcosms 111

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.


  • Private Pilot
  • Socialite
  • Diamond Smuggler
  • Tarot Reader
  • Astronaut
  • Computer Programmer
  • Stud Farm
  • Beach
  • Las Vegas
  • Restaurant
  • Space Station
  • Train
  • Steam Punk
  • Crime
  • Poetry
  • Memoir
  • Sci-Fi
  • Mystery

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.

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