Microcosms 137

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.


  • Patient
  • Limo Driver
  • Vegetarian
  • Bystander
  • Bride
  • Writer
  • The Old West
  • Office Building
  • Football Game
  • Thunderstorm
  • Snowdrift
  • Boot/Trunk of a Car
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Comedy
  • Memoir
  • Crime
  • Horror



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.

Microcosms 138
Microcosms 136

25 comments for “Microcosms 137

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.