March Speculative Fiction Prompt

pixabay image by Natan Vance

For visually challenged writers, this is a silhouette of a young person walking in a street in a darkened and empty city. Overhead is a huge moon eclipsing the sun.

Thank you to everyone who responded to February’s prompt. I loved reading and sharing your stories, poems, and artwork. Now, heading in a new direction once again! Above is March’s image. If interested, you have until March 23rd to submit a response. Happy Writing!

Note: I haven’t been getting all the pingbacks from stories. Yikes! Please be sure to link to this post, not to WP Reader. If you’re unsure, just pop a link in the comments below. Thanks!

Here’s how it works:

On the first of every month, I’ll post a speculative fiction prompt from Pixabay. These images are attribution free so you can use them on your blog without worrying about copyright restrictions.

Throughout the month, in order of receipt, I’ll reblog as many of your prompt-inspired creations as I can. And on the last day of each month, I’ll share a complete round-up of all contributions with links to the original posts. Visiting the blogs of participants is a great way to meet other speculative fiction writers.

Post your response on your own blog and link back to this post with a pingback, so I can reblog your post as well as include you in the month-end round-up. There are no word limits or style restrictions, but please keep it somewhat family friendly.

I encourage all authors to stop in and reply to the kind readers who leave comments about your story. This is a lovely way to build connections.

If you’re unsure of how to create a pingback, Hugh has an excellent tutorial here. If you prefer, you can copy and paste your link into the comments of this post.

Above all, have fun.

354 thoughts on “March Speculative Fiction Prompt

  1. […] the March Speculative Fiction Challenge, at D. Wallace Peach / Myths of the […]

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  2. Suzanne says:

    I thought about this prompt for a while and finally came up with this story – hope you like it 🙂 https://beinginnatureblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/11/eclipsed/

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  3. […] wrote this story for Diana’s March image prompt. I wrote two attempts at this prompt, but I scrapped the first because it was too dark and […]

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  4. […] Written in response to Diana’s March Speculative Fiction Prompt. […]

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  5. Léa says:

    Thank you for following one of my blogs.

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  6. […] from D. Wallace Peach’s “Monthly Speculative Fiction Writing Prompt.” Please hop over to her blog to read more and get […]

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  7. […] for Myths of the Mirror March Speculative Fiction Photo Prompt Hosted by D. Wallace Peach. The prompts are incredible, and so are the entries, check them […]

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  8. […] brief – my response to the March Speculative Fiction Prompt set by D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror […]

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  9. […] much thanks to D. Wallace Peach’s March Speculative Fiction Prompt available through her blog ‘Myths of the […]

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  10. […] with Spring in mind for D. Wallace Peach-Myths of the Mirror, March Speculative Fiction […]

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  11. […] of Myths of the Mirror has a new feature on her blog called, “Speculative Fiction Writing Prompt.”  Please visit the link above to find out more about the challenge, then join in the great […]

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  12. […] This is my entry for the Myths of Mirrors prompt for March. […]

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  13. Sarah says:

    This picture is another awesome choice for your prompt, Diana! Even I can feel a story rising up inside of me seeing it. 😄 And I’m again looking forward to some wonderful stories! Happy reading and writing! ❤

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  14. […] was her strength and it was driving her forward.  The city streets were quite as they should be. There was a mandatory curfew in place.   Even most of the window blinds were drawn. No one really wanted to be touched by the light of […]

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  15. […] One of the challenges that I am enjoying is from Diana Wallace Peach and here is The March speculative fiction prompt […]

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  16. […] March Speculative Fiction Prompt […]

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  17. Ritu says:

    Hi Diana!
    Here is my rather strange take for this month!
    Believe me, I had no idea where this was going, until it got there!
    https://butismileanyway.com/2019/03/06/the-day-the-moon-began-to-disappear-speculative-fiction-march-edition/

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  18. […] was penned in response to Diana’s March speculative fiction prompt, here. Feel free to join in. You have until the 23rd […]

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  19. This is so much fun! So many different stories from the same image. Great challenge, Diana!

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  20. Steve Tanham says:

    Song of the Street. Stevetanham.wordpress.com

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  21. […] Written for Myths of the Mirror. […]

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  22. trentpmcd says:

    Hi Diana, I finally got a chance to sit down and write out a story. Very interesting image. I had a few thoughts, but didn’t want to write another novella… Here is what I came up with: https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/release-me/ I hope you enjoy 🙂

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  23. […] story was written in response to D. Wallace Peach’s March Speculative Fiction Prompt.  The image she used came from pixabay is is by Natan […]

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  24. Portofino says:

    Hi again! I’m back with part 2 of my story. Please let me know what you think. https://lifeinportofino.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/internal-fires/

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  25. […] the March Speculative Fiction Challenge, at D. Wallace Peach / Myths of the […]

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  26. I just joined. This photo sparked something creative, definitely.

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  27. […] March Speculative Fiction Prompt […]

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  28. […] March Speculative Fiction Prompt […]

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  29. […] the monthly writing prompt that Diana Wallace Peach provided, this is my inspired prose and poetry from this […]

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  30. Here’s my story. Thank you for the prompt, Diana. It’s the kind of thing I enjoy.

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  31. […] A short story inspired by this image chosen as the prompt by Diana Wallace Peach for her spec fic writing challenge. […]

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  32. Gorgeous prompt photo and a story flashed inside me immediately. But it might not be fantasy (or is it?). I’m going to work on it before I read anyone else’s so I’m not moved to another way of looking at that moon. ;-0

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  33. […] I’m pushed for time presently – editing – but I still wanted to contribute to D Wallace Peach’s wonderful March Speculative Fiction Prompt. […]

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  34. […] This is my contribution to Diana’s speculative fiction prompt. You can find her prompt and submissions at her blog Myths in t… […]

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  35. […] I wrote this for the March Speculative Fiction prompt on Myths of the Mirror. You can join here: https://mythsofthemirror.com/2019/03/01/march-speculative-fiction-prompt/ […]

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  36. Posting mine now 🙂

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  37. Himani says:

    This is something i have been waiting for since i wrote my feb prompt….so excited to do some tough mind exercise Diana….

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  38. Hi Diana: Here is my contribution to you wonderful prompt.
    https://lensdiary.blog/2019/03/03/the-saviour/

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  39. Vashti Q says:

    That’s a great image Diana! Thanks for the prompt. 🙂

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  40. Hello Diana. What an awesome photo. I went out on a limb and attempted a short fantasy story. Thanks for the inspiration!
    https://wordpress.com/post/broussardlana.wordpress.com/4042

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  41. […] Hello everyone! This story was written in response to a writing prompt and photo from D. Wallace Peach who is an outstanding fantasy author. Please visit her blog and participate in the prompt. I would love to read your work. You can visit the original post here: https://mythsofthemirror.com/2019/03/01/march-speculative-fiction-prompt/ […]

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