Welcome back to Microcosms, Flash Harrys and Flash Harriets. Ready to pit your writing skills against the challenge of Round 120? Let’s get to it then…
As some of you may be aware — cue the violins! — being curator of Microcosms is hard work… very hard work… a gargantuan amount of very hard work… [ OK, that’s enough now, Geoff. ]
I used to have enough energy to do this AND write flash fiction, but not so often now that I’m officially a Senior Citizen… These days, the best I can come up with is to recycle stuff I wrote a long time ago OR to dream up punning titles for stories I don’t have time to write. So, here’s the deal…
*** PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, ***
*** ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE NEW TO MICROCOSMS. ***
Once again, there’s no “slot machine” in this round. Your task is simply to select one of the following TITLES for your entry and see where it takes you.
- A Street Cat Named Desirée
- There Is No Planet B
- To The Manure Born
- Set Phrases to Pun
- One Small Step for a Naan
(If you are not inspired by ANY of these, you may come up with your own PUNNING title and take it from there.)
THIS TIME, PLEASE USE ONE OF THE ABOVE PUNNING TITLES AS THE TITLE FOR YOUR STORY — OR THE ONE YOU DREAMT UP YOURSELF.
*** Please tell us your Twitter userid and your blog address (if you have one or the other — or both — that you don’t mind sharing with the world), followed by the word count of your entry (in the format ‘xxx words’).
*** Once again, there’s no need to specify character, location and genre — you have free rein… Woo hoo!
*** NO FAN-FICTION, PLEASE, and NO USE of COPYRIGHT CHARACTERS ***
Judging this week is Microcosms 119 Judge’s Pick, Geoff Le Pard.
Always remember and never forget: your entry must be a maximum of 300 words in length.
*** If you are new to Microcosms, remember to check out the full submission guidelines. ***
All being well, results will be posted on Monday.