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.

Image by Victor reinhold from Pixabay


    1. 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.


      1. 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. ❤


  1. 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.


    1. 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?


      1. 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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