February Speculative Fiction Round-Up

Pixabay image by Marianne Sopala

Thank you to everyone who participated! Great stories and to those who stretched their imaginations, Congratulations. ❤ Below is the round-up of all the February 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 March’s prompt on the 1st!

February Round-up

Pensivity – of Mice and Elephants

Frank Prem – a surprise (I do not like)

Ethan Eagar – This Spells Trouble

Jane Dougherty – A better place

Michnavs – Thump-poem

Jordy Fasheh- Lord Ganapati and his brother Lord Kartikeya

Cosistories – An Elephant Never Forgets

Sadje – A mis-adventure

Trent McDonald – When the Elephant bumps the Mouse House – Chapter 1

Violet Lentz – Another crack at it

Ellen Best – The Storm

Bette Stevens – So Long Sweet Dreams

Anita Dawes – Snow Storm

Dorinda Duclos – Up a Tree

Carol Forrester – The Ever-Changing Beast

Jessica Bakkers – Damaris the Elephant Goddess

Carol – A Trumpeting Sound

Frank Prem – We who are the mice (will dance)

Greg – The Magic of Whimsey

Sonia – Aiming for the Stars

Himani – The Kingdom of Elephantine

Sally Cronin – The “1812 Overture”

Barbara – The Case

Len – The Classroom Circus

Helene Vaillant – Disruption

Balroop Singh – Who is Weak?

Teagan Geneviene – Atonement Ganesha

Anneberly Andrews – A New Home

Andrea Stoeckel – Gesundheit

J. R. Shull – The Stormbringer

Louise – The Elephant in the Room

Robert Goldstein – Anjana and Trina

Zina – Elephant

Kerfe – Removing the Obstacles

Geoff LePard – House Proud

Betul Erbasi – When Friends Need Help

Hugh Roberts – The Battle

HRR Gorman – Elephant and the Lord of All

G.M. Cleary – Swiss

Marje Mallon – A Very Unusual House Warming Party

Jackie – The Gobi

Kelvin Knight – Elephant in a Snowstorm

Miriam Hurdle – The Land of Sweet

Ritu Bhathal – Random Elef-Act of Kind-Mouse

Colleen Chesebro – “Green Fairies”

Venky – A Melting Conscience

Fandango – Guess Who’s Coming

D. Wallace Peach – The Elephant Child



75 thoughts on “February Speculative Fiction Round-Up

  1. Anne Maxwellanne3 says:

    Ellen, your writing is so enthralling your characters come alive.keep it up. Thank you for the pleasure of the storm.

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  2. rijanjks says:

    There were lots of fun and diverse stories and poems, Diana! Great turnout!

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  3. My goodness! So many entries. I enjoyed reading lots of these – there’s such talent around! Again, thanks for the prompt D 😁

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  4. balroop2013 says:

    What a response Diana! Thank you for the inspiration. Looking forward to the next one 🙂

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  5. Thanks so much for hosting, Diana. I enjoy this challenge so much! ❤

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  6. Thank you for the prompt, Diana. You got the best of all 50 of us with multiple genre entries!!

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  7. Thank you for the prompt! It was fun! Hmmm it looks like I missed reading a few – a big thank you for collecting them all together in an easy way to read 🙂

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  8. It’s been great… So many varied and creative responses. Kudos to all and thanks to you, Diana. 🙂

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  9. memadtwo says:

    What a wonderful gathering of tales! I enjoyed every one. (K)

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  10. lampmagician says:

    Great jewel for everyone, thank 🙏❤

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  11. I’d say you have a success on your hands with these prompts, Diana! So much creativity is a delight to see ❤

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  12. My goodness, Diana, such an amazing showcase of creativity and talent. Bravo to all. I’m bookmarking this page to revisit later. Cheers! 🙂

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  13. Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    February Speculative Fiction Round-Up from D. Wallace Peach

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  14. Nothing like a welcomed list in this grim wet weather. Thanks

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    • There’s so much to read here, and quite a variety of responses. I was rather amazed, and delighted, of course. I hope your weather improves soon. We’re having winter all crammed into February, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow! 🙂

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  15. A great collection of posts Diana! Looking forward to tomorrow’s picture

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  16. All that in February – watch out March – 3 extra days!

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  17. iScriblr says:

    I agree, an excellent gathering!👏👏

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  18. Thanks for doing this, Diana. Hugs on the wing!

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  19. Thanks for the prompt, Diana—what a lot of entries! I’m looking forward to the next one 🙂

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  20. Wow, Diana, what an amazing collection of responses. I am sorry I didn’t manage to join in and I had such a lovely idea. Work has just been so busy this month.

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  21. Ritu says:

    What an amazing amalgamation of entries Diana!!

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  22. Sue Vincent says:

    So many wonderful entries 🙂

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  23. I will always remember this one fondly!🙏👌💟

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  24. Looking forward to visiting everyone Diana.. thanks for all the work involved.. hugsx

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  25. Annika Perry says:

    The creativity and imagination of the pieces have been outstanding and I’m taken with the huge variety of writing forms! Kudos to everyone!

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  26. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Here is the recap of the February Speculative Fiction prompted by a photo form Diana Wallace Peach… Looks like some wonderful stories and poems… take your time and enjoy…

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  27. trentpmcd says:

    I read quite a few of these – a lot of great interpretations! Looking forward to next month’s prompt 🙂

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  28. Thank you for all of your time and effort you put into this. We appreciate you! ❤

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  29. An excellent gathering!

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  30. Thanks for the compilation. Look forward to reading these!

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  31. Ellen Best says:

    Thank you for including my effort I have enjoyed reading lots of these here posted 😊 and look forward hooefully to others reading mine. See you next month. TTFN.

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