Microcosms 117

Friday comes around quickly when you’re having fun… Welcome to Microcosms 117, as we move effortlessly — if only! — into the first post of the second quarter of the year.

*** Please read the instructions carefully – ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE NEW TO MICROCOSMS. ***

As is customary at times like this, I’ve been looking back at the entries received during the previous quarter. I’ve selected one of the favourite / favorite lines chosen by the judge in each of the 12 contests . (Yes, that’s right — only 12; there was one week when the contest had to be postponed, if you recall.)

There’s no “slot machine” in this round. Your task is simply to select ONE or TWO at the most, this time — of these lines and incorporate it/them into your entry:

 

#105 – Some people wore masks to cover their hurt broken selves.

#106 – Uttering a simple prayer, she scattered Gloria’s ashes on the breeze, returning her beloved friend to her native soil.

#107 – I wasn’t always a grumpy old man.

#108 – Her smile took my breath away and sold it down the market.

#109 – Nah, screw that! I’m gonna tell you the real truth. No one lives happily ever after in this story.

#110 – “Molly? Your head is gone. Don’t worry. I’ll find it.”

#111 – My only real wealth is experience, my only trophies are my memories.

#112 – There’s something deadly about that first morning chill.

#113 – ‘We’re at the arse-end of nowhere.’

#114 – She just floated along in her bubble.

#115 – He became obsessed by the death process.

#116 – People got curious when things rolled around in packages, were tempted into taking a peek.

 

*** DO NOT USE THE CHOSEN LINE AS THE TITLE OF YOUR ENTRY ***

*** Incorporate it somewhere in the story / poem ***

 

*** You may change the chosen line slightly – names, gender, tense, punctuation, etc. – but it must still be fairly recognisable. 

*** Please tell us the word count and the favourite / favorite line(s) you have chosen.

*** There’s no need to specify character, location and genre this time round — you have free rein.

 

Geoff

 

*** NO FAN-FICTION, PLEASE, and NO USE of COPYRIGHT CHARACTERS ***

Judging this week is Microcosms 116 Judge’s Pick, Geoff Le Pard.

All submissions should be a maximum of 300 words in length.

You have just 24 hours until midnight TODAY (Friday, 06-APR), 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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