Aether Prompt Winner: D. Wallace Peach

The ever awesome D. Wallace Peach of Myths of the Mirror has won the January 23rd Aether Prompt with a haunting little passage about going home…


I couldn’t remember most of the day or when the blizzard started. But I knew my plane home from the war was leaving soon, and I’d be mighty sorry to miss it. My keys weren’t in my pocket, but my papers were—name, address, serial number—tucked there by my children. “Just show them to the officer,” they said.

Still in slippers, my feet ached with cold. I needed my boots, but there wasn’t time now. The airfield lights glowed through the snow, my plane’s props whirling. The old boys greeted me beneath the white wings and flew me home.


Congratulations! Now you’re in the running for the 2019 AETHEREAL ENGINEER WRITER SUPPORT PRIZE PACKAGE! How might she, or possibly you, perchance win such fabled treasure as this? Take a look at my weekly Aether Prompts and find out!

~Jason H. Abbott

7 thoughts on “Aether Prompt Winner: D. Wallace Peach

Add yours

  1. When I read something and see thousands of words left unsaid between the lines, I know the story has touched me. This is one. To write a compelling ending for which there is no beginning except in the reader’s imagination takes exceptional talent. Woohoo Diana – well done!!

    … but I’m not surprised 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. What a wonderful comment, Joanne. I’m blushing. That’s one of the things about micro-fiction that I love as a writer and as a reader – that larger story looming out there that’s left to our imaginations. Have a wonderful day, my friend. Stay warm!

      Liked by 3 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: