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April Speculative Fiction Prompt

The guidelines for those of you who are new are as follows:

  • Speculative Fiction: a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements. [Oxford Dictionary]
  • Use the image below to write a story, poem, perhaps even a script. There are no rules about form or style. If you would like to create a piece of art in response that is also welcome. This prompt is about being artistic and creative in whatever way suits you best.
  • Please keep entries PG as this is open to all. (i.e no erotica)
  • The prompt is open from the first of the month to the end of the month.
  • Use pingbacks to link up to the prompt or leave a link in the comments section. Whichever you prefer.
  • I try to at least read every entry in the prompt and I’d love to encourage anyone taking part to try and check some of the other entries if they can.
  • As always, re-tweets, re-blogs, and shares are gratefully received. We are always open to new participants.
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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.

8 Comments

  1. Wonderful choice, Carol. 🙂
    Just wanted to let you know that I posted my May reviews today. You got a few lovely comments on your book. Be well, my friend.

    • Thank you so much! Yes, I’ve just had a bit of a wander through those comments and it’s made for such a lovely start to me day. I’m glad you enjoyed the collection and thank you for the encouragement to get it onto a kindle format.

      • I do hope that you get a few new readers, Carol. A number of poets have visited/will visit. And getting it into kindle was key (I’m glad my encouragement helped). Lol. Have a wonderful Sunday and week ahead. Be well. ❤

  2. If you’d ever consider submitting some of your work for publication, Dixie State University has an online literary journal and is currently open for submissions.

    You can check us out at https://www.r7review.com/. The deadline to submit this year is November 6th.

    We are in need of fiction and nonfiction submissions. We also accept memoirs, audio recordings, visual art, book reviews, multimedia (video/audio), photography, etc.

    • I’ve had a few short stories and poems published on various sites/journals, and my poetry collection came out last November. What is it that you’re looking for in particular?

      • We need broad-audience stuff to appeal to a wide variety of readers. Nothing too controversial or political. We had a great piece submitted but is was very anti-Trump and the university sponsors our journal so we have to stay neutral. The author understood and submitted something else.

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