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2022-Micro-04 - "Midnight"

The prompt for our new Micro Contest is a magical, mysterious time of day – “Midnight”.  Who knows what might happen when that clock strikes twelve? 
Midnight.  Amazing how that one word can stimulate our imaginations!  Midnight can be a color, a degree of darkness,  a time of day, a mood, a state of mind … what does midnight mean to you? 
We look forward to your new stories of 100 words or less inspired by our “Midnight” prompt.  You might enjoy reading explorations of night from some of our previous shortlists while you’re coming up with ideas for your own new story.

Good luck in the contest!

Double-check your story against the rules, and make all corrections BEFORE you submit!  Multiple entries of the same story will be disqualified.

Ensure your submission follows these rules:
  • Correct length (100 words or less)
  • Correct spelling and grammar
  • Family-friendly content
Be sure to include a reference to midnight!
We are committed to strict moderation and curation to ensure that all content adheres to our family-friendly policy.  In order to have the best chance for your content to be published, you should avoid the following topics:


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Allan Neil
Allan Neil(@allan-neil)
Reply to  Voice-Team
3 months ago

Noted.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
4 months ago

What a great prompt! Can’t wait to get started on this one!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
4 months ago

Nice new prompt.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
4 months ago

Writing about midnight offers so many creative opportunities like-

  • The darkness of Poe’s ,“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary.”
  • The romance of Christy Ann Martine’s, “Meet me at midnight in the forest of my dreams. We’ll make a fire and count the stars that shimmer in the trees.”
  • The philosophy of Martin Luther King, Junior’s, “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racialism and war….”
  • The wisdom of Og Mandino’s, “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.”
  • The depressive thoughts of Dean Koontz’s, “Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of our mind.”
Preston Randall
Preston Randall(@preston-randall)
3 months ago

I’m curious how the writers here feel about this question: Should flash fiction stories strive to have a beginning, middle and end?

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
2 months ago

Thrilled to have made the final! Congratulations to all the winners, runners up and my fellow finalists. Pats on the back all round!  😊 

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
Reply to  Linda Rock
2 months ago

Let me join you in this, Linda! Thanks Voice club, thanks everybody for participating and congratulations to us who made it to the finals and especially to those who were chosen as winners. Let’s keep playing!

Preston Randall
Preston Randall(@preston-randall)
2 months ago

I would also like to congratulate everyone for a really wonderful collection of stories. I was honoured to receive a bit of recognition for Shelter and Collateral Damage amongst this collection of excellent creative writing.

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