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O is for One

This was my entry for Microcosms Fiction on 27 January. The original prompt was:

We spun, and our three elements are – character: Convict, setting: Chicago, and genre: Romance

It didn’t really inspire me, so I pressed the “spin button” and got a new prompt:

Character: Architect/ setting: Skyscraper/ genre: Crime

One Step Closer

By Ronel Janse van Vuuren

His tie escaped its clip and slapped Michael in the face. The wind was picking up ferocity where he stood on the roof, watching his creation forlornly.

‘You can’t stop this.’

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24 tales of Speculative Fiction (ranging from science-fiction to fantasy to magical realism) with a Dark Fantasy undertone running from outer space, strange advancements in technology to the subtle things that make characters tick in a supposedly normal world.

So, who do you think? Did you like the twist ending? Though I’m a fantasy writer, I like to stretch my writing-muscles on occasion and write something else: did this suit the crime-genre? I listened to Linkin Park while writing this – their greatest hits always seem to get the creativity going.

The judge’s favourite line: It was the voice that had coerced him to design this monstrosity.

I always appreciate feedback, so don’t hesitate to comment.

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