October 2016 #MicroStory Challenge

October 2016 #MicroStory Challenge

Seeing as I was 33% responsible for cajoling Patrick into hosting this competition, I thought it was only fitting that I promote its existence! Get on board, try your hand at penning some tweetable micro-fiction and spread the word!
Okay, time to start thinking about my submission…

I Can't Possibly Be Wrong All the Time

Hey! Every month I post all the MicroStories I’d tweeted during the previous month, but this post isn’t about that so much. Some of my blogging friends suggested that I host a MicroStory contest, asking people to submit their own flash fiction entries. To be judged! (But not by me.)


This is entirely based on one of the suggester’s own weekly contest: Nicola Auckland hosts six word story contests over on her blog, Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. She has regular contests where people submit a six word story, based on a theme she provides. I won’t be that restrictive in word count (but, knock yourself out if you want to harness your inner Hemingway.)

Here are the rules:

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Leave your stupid comments in your pocket: Escaping the room…

Leave your stupid comments in your pocket: Escaping the room…


Oh hai there!

If, based on the title quote, you’re reading this hoping it’ll be about the cult ‘romantic drama’ The Room, where fans pay homage to its awfulness by throwing around plastic cutlery, you’ll be sorely disappointed. There will be no spoon chucking in my posts!

In fact, I’ve not even seen the film, despite S suggesting we watch it on more than one occasion, along with other cult ‘so bad they’re good’ movies, such as Birdemic and Sharknado*. But you might as well carry on reading anyway, because, well you’re here now!

So what is this post about? Well, as it’s Fadtastic Friday, I thought I’d share a new-ish and so far fairly unfulfilled fad of mine. Want to feel under intense pressure to be incredibly intelligent whilst racing against time? Want to pretend you’re Jack Bauer and feel like you’re saving the world? Want to do all this as you’re locked in a room with no visible way out? Then let’s talk about LIVE ESCAPE PUZZLE ROOMS! They’re all kinds of fun 😀

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