Microcosms 127

Hello everyone! Welcome to Microcosms 127. 🙂


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I am working to resolve this issue, but it’s become a thing. Thanks for your patience!

Alright, everybody. I don’t know about you, but I rather enjoy the randomness that comes from historical events of the day, so I’ve continued with that. There were a bunch of natural disasters on 15 June, oddly. So I used some of those for settings. I hope you enjoy!



(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: World Leader, Location: Solar Eclipse, and genre: Comedy. Let’s see what you do!

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.


  • Military Leader
  • World Leader
  • “Ordinary Person”
  • Doctor
  • Researcher
  • Pilot
  • Filmmaker
  • Solar Eclipse
  • Tsunami
  • Volcanic Eruption
  • Airplane
  • Horsetrack
  • Battlefield
  • Wedding
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • Thriller/Horror
  • Young Adult
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Biographical

Last week’s Judge’s Pick, Deanna Salser, 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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