January Photo-prompt Round-up

Stefan Keller

Thank you to everyone who participated! I felt warm all over reading your responses despite the image’s wintry chill. Below is the round-up of all the January poems, flashes, short stories, and some artwork too! If I missed yours for some reason, please add a link in the comments and I’ll happily reblog. I invite everyone to enjoy some unique stories and meet some wonderful writers. I’ll post February’s prompt tomorrow!

 January Round-Up

Jerry Packard – Ice Dragon

Dawn – Frozen Giant

Balroop Singh – A Craving

Jomz Odeja – The Sacrifice  

Teagan Geneviene – Ice Dragon

Sue Vincent – Even Mountains Mourn

Geoff Le Pard – Little Helpers

Pensivity – Untitled

Dorinda Duclos – Frozen in Time

Carol Forrester – This Terrible Thing Called Hope

Fandango – The End of the Gods

Robbie Cheadle – Glass Mountain

Trent McDonald – Cold War

Anita Dawes – Ancient Evil

Anneberly Andrews – Kalaallit Nunaah

Kelvin Knight – Iceman

Barbara – No Guts – No Glory

Sheri Kennedy – Winter’s Pilgrims

Nick Rowe – Ice Mission

Cepcarol – Banished

Marje Mallon – The Old Man of Snow and the Snow Snake

Chelsea Owens – Directions from a Druid

Jordan Fasheh – Ice Giant Gnuri, A Creation Myth

Violet Lentz – Dragonlord

Venkyninja – Mission Gandalf

Relax – Playing Along

Colleen Chesebro – The Polar Shift

Helene Vaillant – Illusion

Virinchi – Star Wars, The Kyber Quest

Jane Dougherty – The Third Coming

Michnavs – Hey!

Cosistories – The Cold Alone

Tora Ellis – Gaiana

H.R.R. Gorman – A Missive from Dr. Stokes of Attenhold University

Jan Malique – Shambhala

Jessica Bakkers – Of Stone and Ice

Suzanne – Forgotten Stories, Forgotten Voices

Louise Brady – Fall of the Ice Giant

Greg, Almost Iowa – The Oracle

Himani Kaushik – The Creator

Bob Fairfield – The Titan Muse

Kerfe, Method to Madness – Near

D. Wallace Peach – Dead Planet


And a couple of bonus posts by inspired writers:

Pamela Wight – Do We Dare…?

Robert Goldstein – Haiku One: A Blue Grey Day 

And a straggler who missed the deadline but is worth the visit:

Hugh Roberts – The Riddle of Twelfth Night


110 thoughts on “January Photo-prompt Round-up

  1. jomz says:

    Whoah! That is a lot. I haven’t realized that there were more than a handful of writers who joined in on the January bit. Great job everyone.

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  2. […] and last month I participated in Diana’s new fun monthly speculative image prompt: Click for a list of awesome stories around January’s image. I figure I’ll submit my attempt, Fall of the Ice Giant, for workshopping, and after that […]

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  3. Louise@DragonspireUK says:

    I didn’t realise there were so many responses!
    I’m spending a rather distracted Sunday reading over the ones I missed 🙂

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  4. rijanjks says:

    Wow! The response was amazing, Diana!

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  5. What a collection! I’ve read quite a few of these–each is so different despite their alike beginnings.

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  6. Staci Troilo says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of participants for your first prompt. Congratulations on a successful feature debut!

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  7. Violet Lentz says:

    An amazing group of talent responded to this first months prompt D. And I await Februarys prompt anxiously. Thank you for all the work you put in on this, you are what made it such a success..

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  8. Wow, what an enthusiastic response, Diana! I’ll head over to read what I could. You must have a really good one tomorrow – your hint of “different” got me so curious!

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  9. Thanks again for hosting and prompting Diana – it was great fun!

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  10. Anneberly says:

    It was great to see how many writers participated. That sure was a lot of fun. Thank you for taking the time to do this. I am on pins and needles waiting for February’s prompt. 😉

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  11. Joanne Sisco says:

    Wow – look at that response! I didn’t read all of them, but those I did were each amazing. There is a lot of creative talent out there!

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  12. Thank you, Diana! I’m honored to be on this list. 🙂

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  13. Ocean Bream says:

    I enjoyed reading a lot of these Diana. I didn’t take part this month but will definitely try to next month, I think this new prompt series is excellent, and such a good way to come across other brilliant writers too 🙂

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    • I really love the images on pixabay and my brain goes wild with stories. Thus the idea of speculative fiction prompts. I hope you play along in February too. I love your writing. The prompt is very different!

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  14. Oh my gosh, look how many participants in this great prompt and every one a gem! Congratulations Diana.

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  15. I went off and read Hugh’s late entry – jit was worth letting him in for sure 🙂 You had a really good response to this initiative Diana – I’m looking forward to reading the next batch……

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  16. Wow! What a fabulous response you had to your prompt, Diana. I’m anxious to see your February prompt. I may try to participate!

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  17. trentpmcd says:

    Wow, a lot of people responded to this prompt. I tried to read as many as I could, and I think I got quite a few in, but I’m also sure I missed quite a few. This image sure did inspire a lot of wonderful stories, poems, etc. 🙂

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  18. Silent Hour says:

    Unfortunately, I couldn’t read them all, but really liked what I read. I’m curious to see what your next prompt will be.

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  19. I’m honored to be in the “bonus post” category. All of these stories are so inspired and fascinating. Whoo Hoo!

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    • I wasn’t sure how to feature them. I’m glad it worked. Yours and Robert’s were a little different since they weren’t directly related to the image. But wonderful and creative and fun to share. ❤

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  20. Gosh, I know this took a lot of time and effort to share these with us, Diana. Thanks so much!

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  21. Lots of goodness here. You clearly have a large community who love you and your writing Diana! I hope to see more of your writing.

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  22. What a wonderful response to the prompt! I have some catch up to do! Thanks, again, Diana, for hosting this. I’m looking forward to tomorrows prompt!! ❤

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  23. Looking forward to tomorrow Diana. Must remember to title mine this time!

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  24. Wow, great reaction to your prompt, Diana!

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  25. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Oh my goodness. I feel as if I’ve stumbled into a candy store!! If these people write anything like you, I’m in heaven! I bookmarked this post to come back to later. Bless you for all the work you put into this post. I can hardly wait to read …….

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  26. Almost Iowa says:

    Look at that!! What a response, and the quality is incredible!

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  27. I agree, it was a lot of work to organize this, and very nice of you to post them all. Good bits of writing!

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    • I was worried mid-month as they were pouring in if I’d be able to reblog them all, but it worked out. At some point, I may have to limit reblogs to the first 50 or so, but for now, I’m sharing them all. 🙂 Thanks for checking out the list.

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  28. Oh, Diana… what a fabulous showing. I had to share all these great stories. Thanks for creating the venue for all of us to spread our wings. Hugs for all your hard work. ❤

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  29. Diana, you have put a lot of work into sharing all these submissions. Thank you for doing this. Hugs on the wing!

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  30. Reblogged this on The Faery Whisperer and commented:
    D. Wallace Peach has created a monthly writing challenge that is tons of fun. If you’re looking for something to read, this is the place to come! ❤

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  31. What a lovely lot of entries, Diana. This must have run you ragged.

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  32. balroop2013 says:

    Wow! That was a wonderful response Diana! We are blessed to be in such an august company. Happy writing and reading.

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  33. Sue Vincent says:

    That’s a wonderful collection, Diana 🙂 I’ve read most of them , I think… but I will be checking the list 😉 Thanks, for a wonderful prompt!

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