Microcosms 166

Greetings, flash fictioneers, and welcome to Microcosms 166.



(1) You have just 48 hours until midnight, tomorrow (Saturday) 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 

We have a guest host this week! Our prompts come courtesy of Matilda Rice. Here’s what she had to say. 🙂

Hello everyone. The theme this week is climate change. July this year was the hottest month in recorded history; a major milestone that proves just how serious climate change is becoming.

I am sure that you have all heard of Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old Swedish teenager who has, in my opinion, revolutionised the way that we as a society view the climate crisis. She has taught teenagers such as myself that you are never too young to take action, and that message is an extremely powerful one that is changing the world for the better.

That is why this week I have decided to create a climate change themed prompt. In the words of Ms Thunberg:

“You are never too small to make a difference”



(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:

CEO; Skyscraper; Diary Entry

Sounds interesting! 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.


  • Politician
  • Teenage Activist
  • Protester
  • Scientist
  • Climate Change Sceptic/Skeptic
  • CEO
  • Journalist
  • Parliament
  • Laboratory
  • Office
  • Desert
  • Press Conference
  • Boat
  • Skyscraper
  • Speech
  • Drama
  • Tragedy
  • Dystopian
  • Memoir
  • Diary Entry
  • Newspaper Article



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


All being well, results will be posted next Monday. 🙂

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