Microcosms 131

Greetings, my flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 131.


I *think* everything is finally working again the way it should. Yay! But please let me know if that’s not the case!

Since most of our writers are in the US or the UK, and since Trump is visiting the UK, it seems appropriate to use that as inspiration for this week’s contest, no? I tried to stay neutral and choose people and settings from current events (though, being human, my judgment is naturally clouded). However, feel free to express yourselves.



(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: Candidate, Location: World Summit, 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.


  • World Leader
  • Judge
  • Porn Star
  • Candidate
  • Voter
  • Immigrant
  • Queen
  • World Summit
  • Voting Booth
  • Courthouse
  • Border
  • Movie Set
  • Campaign Stop
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • Sci-Fi
  • Fantasy
  • Action



Last week’s Judge’s Pick, Steve Lodge, 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.–> I posted late. Giving everyone an extra half an hour!

*** 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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