Microcosms 148

Greetings, my flash fiction friends, and welcome to Microcosms 148.

In a break from the normal format, this week we don’t concentrate on events that happened on this day; instead, we look forward to Sunday, 11-NOV-2018.

Remembrance Sunday does not often fall on 11-NOV — the anniversary of the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany for the cessation of hostilities of World War I. As Sunday is also the centenary of this momentous moment in history, I thought it appropriate the we should draw the elements for our prompts this week from this conflict — lest we forget.



(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 elements: character, location and genre.

We spun, and our three elements are:

Nurse; Funeral; Memoir

Write a story using those OR feel free to click on the “Spin!” button below, 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.


(1) You have just 24 hours until midnight, today (Friday) New York time (EST) to write and submit your masterpiece.
(2) All submissions must be no more than 300 words in length (excluding the title)
(4) Include: word count, the THREE elements you’re using AND a title for your entry
(5) Do NOT give details of your entry on social media, your blog, etc. until the Results post is live
(6) If you are new to Microcosms, PLEASE check out the full submission guidelines 


  • Recruit
  • Soldier
  • Poet
  • Nurse
  • Invalid
  • Wife
  • Veteran
  • Training Camp
  • Battlefield
  • Trenches
  • Field Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Centre
  • Funeral
  • Street
  • Memoir
  • Horror
  • Poem
  • Diary
  • Tragedy
  • Eulogy
  • Newspaper Article



Last week’s Judge’s Pick, Johanna, has kindly agreed to act as the judge this time around.


All being well, results will be posted next Monday.

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