The Aether Prompt: February 20th, 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

10 thoughts on “The Aether Prompt: February 20th, 2019

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  1. Someone needed to put her down. She was an animal now, her lizard brain in full control of her senses.
    Some part of her was aware, but it could only watch from an angle unsettling, as her new face- her monsterously blank stare- peered through the shadow of night for a new victim.
    Hunting. Feeding. Growing her own being with the flesh of the slain. She was not dead. She wished she was. Then she wouldn’t be the first loosed demon of revelation.
    The worst part: she had asked to be released. They had been all too happy to oblige.

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      1. Thanks so much. lol. I’ll go for the three peat another time. But it is great to be a contender with these talented people. I read the winner. That conciseness was killer. I count this as a win if I can learn from that!

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  2. The shadow scaled the wall, a weightless thing made of silhouettes, streetlights, and full moons. She sought the open windows of sultry summers, of proper men, their ravening desires forbidden during wakeful hours. Before them, she’d assume a human shape, one they would never possess if it were not for their midnight dreams.

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    1. Congratulations, Diana! You’re the winner of the February 20th Aether Prompt!

      It’s your second win! I liked yours the best because you did more with less this time around. The winners up until now have used all or almost all of their 100 word limit, and I really liked how you sets the scene and mood here perfectly with just over 50 words in an evocative paragraph. Well done!

      Your winning entry will get a featured post on Thursday, March 21st. :-D

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    1. I got a nice chuckle out of this one, from your black humor and that great punch at the end! Good work! It was a tight call between yours and the winner for me, and they only won by a nose over your piece. I love reading your stuff, keep it up!

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