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.

313 thoughts on “March Speculative Fiction Prompt

  1. […] in response to D. Wallace Peach‘s extremely popular prompt. She just might get all 300 daily responses posted before she […]

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  2. Thêa by Me says:

    […] Diana Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror, has these Speculative Fiction Prompts once a month. I got tempted to join, and here is my […]

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  3. Dawn D says:

    Finally finished mine! I’d attempted something in February, a poem, but somehow it didn’t want to cooperate. Maybe some other time 🙂
    This one, however arrives almost in time for the big Climate Marches around the world 😉

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  4. Portofino says:

    I’m back at it! Spring Break and writing myself into a universe… or at least a long piece of strangeness.

    https://lifeinportofino.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/internal-irony-part-5/

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

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  6. […] (non-rhyming) pantoum, for the Myths of the Mirror prompt for March, above.  dVerse is featuring pantoums this month, and Victoria has just written a post with […]

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  7. When you said, “above all, have fun,” I was encouraged, and so I ended up contributing as an experiment. Thank you!!!! https://fiestaestrellas.com/2019/03/14/veil-removal-time-the-hidden-reality-speculative-flash-fiction/

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  8. […] I wrote this piece as an experiment with fiction and using an image prompt, and being quick. I wanted very much to do something different from what I was doing, as I needed a change of pace. I’m not sure if this will be an example of my “change of pace,” but it was inspiring enough for me to give it a whirl. Thank you Diana Wallace Peach for this March Speculative Fiction Prompt. […]

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  9. […] was written for D. Wallace Peach’s March Speculative Fiction Prompt.  It is also very strongly inspired by my favorite short story, […]

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  10. I wrote my first short story to go with your wonderful prompt. Thanks Diana. https://writingtofreedom.com/2019/03/14/a-strange-new-world/

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  11. […] writing a short story. This is my first short story ever and response to D. Wallace Peach’s March speculative fiction prompt. The guidelines can be found in the link above which are to write a poem, story or anything that you […]

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  12. […] For the March Speculative Fiction Prompt  […]

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  13. Portofino says:

    Two days left until Spring Break hits, and I can really write (I’m a teacher), and read some of the other writers’ works. This prompt has become my internal head worm. Here’s the next installment: https://lifeinportofino.wordpress.com/2019/03/12/internal-irony-part-4/

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

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  15. Michael B. Fishman says:

    This is a very cool prompt and I’m happy I found it! Here’s mine:
    https://michaelsfishbowl.com/2019/03/12/the-hunter-march-speculative-fiction-prompt/

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  16. […] the Mirror, because I found she has a cool monthly writing prompt. The photo prompt below is the March Speculative Fiction Prompt and you can read or play along simply by clicking the […]

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  17. ghostmmnc says:

    Thanks for the fun challenge, Diana!
    Here’s my entry:
    https://wp.me/p3RE1e-6Z0

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

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

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  20. […] is this prompt for March month that Diana Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror has on her blog. And I’m really tempted to join […]

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  21. […] This short story was inspired by D. Wallace Peach’s March Speculative Fiction Prompt. […]

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  22. Violet Lentz says:

    https://violetslentz.home.blog/2019/03/11/the-new-nephilim/

    Oh Diana! What an amazing turnout and the month not even half over. Thank you for hosting this wonderful prompt.

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  23. […] Written in response to the photo prompt provided by D. Wallace Peach’s March Speculative Fiction Prompt. […]

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