The Aether Prompt: January 16th, 2019

Writers! Rev up your aethereal engines of imagination, and use the image above as a prompt to create a microfiction of one hundred words or less!

Anything that fits under the umbrella of speculative fiction — science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural fiction and more — is welcome to be shared as a comment to this post. I will select my favorite very short story from those submitted… and turn your words into a fully polished and credited presentation (in the style of my Aethereal Musings) to be featured on an upcoming Thursday on the blog!


If your piece is selected to be featured, you will be in the running to win the 2019 AETHEREAL ENGINEER WRITER SUPPORT PRIZE PACKAGE!

This mysterious box will be packed with all sorts of wonderful goodies catering to your authorly needs, all hand selected by yours truly! At a total estimated value of at least $100, you could brag about receiving one of the highest per-word payouts for any submission, anywhere!

How might you win such a fantabulous treasure?

The featured Thursday posts for Aether Prompt winners (not the initial Wednesday prompts) will receive a score. Each “Like” on a post will grant one point to the author’s score, and each unique WordPress reblog will grant three points. The author of the piece with the most points by December 1st, 2019… WINS!

I reserve the full and unquestioned right to break any ties, disqualify entries if shenanigans are suspected, and declare a winner with absolute and final authority. If you win, I will require your physical address to ship your prize to you (with standard shipping included free of charge).

So what are you waiting for? Write to get your creative engines going today! Write for the glory! Write for a chance to win a fantabulous prize!

But whatever you do, just keep writing. :-)

Take care everyone, I look forward to your creations!

~Jason H. Abbott

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  1. Ethel walked carefully down the steps, using her umbrella as a simple crutch. She was so exhausted it was a miracle she hadn’t fallen yet. A recent wasting disease had begun to spread among magic users and this time it had struck the kingdom’s youngest prince. He was such a sweet child, caring and full of laughter, it was hard to see the rotting sores on his small hands. Ethel had done what she could for the day, but who knew if it would be enough. Nevertheless, she must remain strong, as the High Healer everyone was counting on her.

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    1. Congratulations, Vicki! You’re the winner of the January 16th Aether Prompt!

      Although yours was the only entry on this prompt, it is my favorite of the three you submitted to the series this month. It paints a nice establishing scene with a character, and gives a good taste of the story’s setting in very few words. Many writers have a hard time with exposition and let it run too long, but you got it just right. You got me curious and wanting to read more, and that’s a great skill to have as an author. :-)

      Your winning entry will get a featured post on Thursday, February 14th, and that also puts you in the running for the WRITER SUPPORT PRIZE PACKAGE being given out in December! Wowsers! Do you have a preferred full name you go by as an author, or a WordPress or other online presence you’d like the post to point to?


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