Microcosms 126

Hail, fellow flash fictioneers, and welcome to Microcosms 126.

 

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Many thanks to Harrietbelle who suggested his week’s theme. Please read all the instructions carefully.

There’s no “slot machine” in this round. Your task is simply to select just ONE of the following proverbs or “Grannie’s philosophies” and see where it takes you.

  • Too many cooks spoil the broth.
  • It’s no good crying over spilled milk.
  • Birds of a feather flock together.
  • Don’t spoil the ship for a hap’orth of tar.
  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  • Two heads are better than one.

(If you are not inspired by ANY of these, you may come up with just ONE other well-known proverb and take it from there.)

 

DO NOT USE THE PROVERB AS THE TITLE OF YOUR STORY – SIMPLY USE IT TO INSPIRE YOUR STORY.

Please tell us:

  • your Twitter userid AND/OR your blog address (if you have one or the other – or both – that you don’t mind sharing with the world)
  • the word count of your entry (in the format ‘xxx words’)
  • the proverb you are using for inspiration
  • the title of your entry

*** There is no need to specify character, location and genre this week – you have free rein… Woo hoo!

 

Geoff

 

(If YOU have an idea for a future contest and would like to be a guest host, please contact us.)

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

Last week’s Judge’s Pick, Steve Lodge, is overwise engaged this weekend. But fear not; one of last week’s joint Community Picks, Carin Marais, 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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