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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!
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Contest - 2022-Micro-04 - Midnight

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
9 days ago

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

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
8 days ago

Nice new prompt.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
8 days 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.”
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Preston Randall
Preston Randall(@preston-randall)
2 days 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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