Microcosms 124

Ready for some Friday flash fiction fun, flashionistas? Then welcome to Microcosms 124.


Replying to other “comments” is still not working properly.

** Workaround v2 **

Until I can solve the problem permanently, you should “right-click” on the [Reply] button, then click on “Copy link address”, paste that into the URL box at the top of the screen and press return key. This will take you to the comment box, with the proper link to the comment to which you are replying.

Apologies for this inconvenience.


Today (25-MAY) is Towel Day, celebrated every year as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans — including Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station in 2016.

On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author. The commemoration was first held on 25-MAY-2001, two weeks after Adams’ death on 11-MAY.



(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: Tea Lover, Location: Restaurant, 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.


  • Author
  • Astronaut
  • Tea Lover
  • Hitchhiker
  • (Real) Estate Agent
  • Rock Star
  • Innsbruck
  • Space Station
  • Drinks Dispenser
  • Alien Spaceship
  • Islington
  • Restaurant
  • Mystery
  • Crime
  • Poetry
  • Horror
  • Sci-Fi
  • Memoir



Last week’s Judge’s Pick, Dana Faletti, 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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