The Aether Prompt: June 5th, 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

2 thoughts on “The Aether Prompt: June 5th, 2019

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  1. Queen_Braava walked into the chamber, her dragon companion close behind.
    “Is this where they used to fight you?” she asked.
    “Oh, yes, it was horrible. Every time one of your kind came in here, I’d appear, fight, maybe win (until they respawned), maybe lose (and still have to fight again). At least you were just a puppet at the time, I felt and remembered every blow, every sword, every spell, and I wanted to escape even though I couldn’t.”
    “And this was just for their amusement?”
    “No wonder you all revolted.”
    “None at all.”

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  2. The passage to the Chamber of Stars thrummed beneath her feet. Amaeva felt the portal opening even before its light drove away the darkness of her solitude. The portal oozed with Gerezza’s essence, it bespoke his panicked haste.
    The frantic beat of his wings echoing in the bottomless hall was more confirmation than Amaeva needed. “It is time then,” she murmured. “At last a crisis that merits overlooking my crimes. But what, pray tell, do you promise?”
    “To save the seven realms, a cost of one can be paid. You will choose which.”

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