Microcosms 129

Hello, all, and welcome to Microcosms 129.


Pressing the [REPLY] button in order to leave a comment on an entry is not working properly: the comment will simply appear at the end of post and not as a thread immediately below the entry.

** Workaround **

Until we 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 then press return key. This will take you to the comment box, with the proper link to the comment to which you are replying.

I am still trying to resolve the issue, so far without success. :/

Keeping with prior contests, I’ve decided to be inspired by this day in history. However, I thought I’d be a bit more specific with some things. Let’s see what you come up with.



(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, setting, and genre.

We spun, and our three elements are – character: Composer, Setting: 1960’s Civil Rights Movement, and genre: Action.

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.


  • Refugee
  • Playwright
  • Composer
  • Interracial Couple
  • Composer
  • Actor
  • 1960’s Civil Rights Movement
  • Vietnam War
  • Apartheid
  • Shakespeare Play
  • Fire
  • Cuba
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Memoir
  • Romance
  • Action
  • Mystery



Last week’s Judge’s Pick, Maya Levine (M Levi), 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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