It’s Friday, flash fictioneers! Welcome to Microcosms 137.
It gets to be really tedious, trawling through Wikipedia’s ‘On This Day’ entries, just to find six entries interesting enough to provide a CHARACTER, a LOCATION and a GENRE. So, to make life a little easier for your hard-done-by host, this week we’re recycling…
I’ve taken the first 18 prime numbers and rifled through the elements employed in Microcosms Round 2 to Round 61. All being well, there should be some combination to get your creative juices flowing.
(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 pre-selected elements are – character: Writer, Location: Thunderstorm, and genre: Romance.
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.
*** NO FAN-FICTION, PLEASE, and NO USE of COPYRIGHT CHARACTERS **
- Limo Driver
- The Old West
- Office Building
- Football Game
- Boot/Trunk of a Car
Last week’s Judge’s Pick, Johanna, 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.