On February 24th I entered Microcosms 60 with a crime tale about a night manager in a sleep easy motel. From the last sentence can you guess my three elements? Let me know in the comments below and what you think of my story in general, which you’ll find below.
For the first time in a while I entered Cracked Flash Fiction with my tale Beware A Travelling Salesman’s in Expensive Clothes. You can either click on the link and read it on the Cracked website or click below. Either way I hope you hope my cautionary tale about Travelling Salesmen!
After too long of a break I got back into entering Microcosms last week. With contest 58 being hosted by me how could I not? Using the elements of sarcastic butler, skyscraper and memoir I came up with my tale A Meal Fit For A God. You can read the story below the break and let me know what you think of it in the comments!
The last Microcosms of 2016 took place on Friday 16th December. The week’s elements were all inspired by the famous Hindi action spy thriller 16 December (no I hadn’t heard of it either). However, using the elements of Terrorists, Satellites and Sci-Fi I came up with my story Holistic Advanced Logarithm inspired by a slightly more famous movie. You can guess which one by reading the tale below the break
Last Friday’s Microcosms was inspired by the works of Agatha Christie. I avoided the butler in the drawing room but instead ended up with a Spiv in the Theatre for my first ever attempt – at an admittedly fake – memoir. Give The Fisherwoman below a read and let me know how successful I was!
This week’s Microcosms was hosted by me after I suggested looking through the lyrics of Science Fiction/Double Feature – the opening song to The Rocky Horror Picture Show – for elements to inspire some flash. I ended up with Tarantulas and Androids Fighting along with the returning Steampunk genre. Together they came together to inspire Android Tarantula. I hope you enjoy!
After far too long I returned to Cracked Flash Fiction with my Napoleonic fantasy tale Remember and Be Damned. As usual Cracked Flash Fiction provided an opening line you had to follow on from and this week it was:
I found sanctuary with the witches.
Below the break you’ll find Remember and Be Damned so you can see what I made of the prompt. Enjoy!
For its 38th week Microcosms went a little bit different (and a little bit Bruce Springsteen) by reducing the number of elements down to two. Out went character and setting to be replaced by the titles of Bruce Springsteen songs which were to be the title of our flash fiction. I didn’t quite manage a flash fiction length story submitting only 58 words which you can read below the break
For a number of reasons I haven’t been writing as much flash fiction as I’d like to at the moment. Even when I go get inspired by a prompt – as I did for Microcosms 39 – I still enter too late to be included in the competitive part. However, as I still really like my tale Blue Money you can check it out below.