The Aether Prompt: May 8th, 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

6 thoughts on “The Aether Prompt: May 8th, 2019

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  1. T’illad never wanted this. A simple raid, a chance to show The Patrol that The Resistance could fight.

    Yet now his friends were all dead, and he was on a ship sentenced to black doom.

    As the blaze of lasers came from the Patrol Ship chasing them, T’illad sighed, making his last words.

    “It is always good to hope.”

    The Ships occupants silenced their cries and looked to him.

    “The Resistance will spark through our actions and WILL impact the next generation. Die with honor, comrades.”

    Then a hole burst open in the hull, and they were all silenced forever.

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    1. Congratulations, M. A. Scrawl. You’re the winner of the May 8th Aether Prompt!

      This was solid, emotional and somber. Although downbeat, I really liked the stoic resolve of your protagonist. Moreover, you conveyed a balance of feeling, tone and setting every effectively in a hundred words. Great job!

      Your winning entry will get a featured post tomorrow. :-)

      Liked by 1 person

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