May Speculative Fiction #Writingprompt

Pixabay image by Brigitte Werner

For visually challenged writers, this is an image of a man who is part human and part machine. Behind him are gears and wires as well as a hint of fire or electricity.

Yay! It’s that time again, finally. Thank you to everyone who responded to March’s prompt (we skipped April due to my travels). Now, we’re heading in a new direction once again!

Above is May’s image. If interested, you have until May 23rd to submit a response. Happy Writing!

Note: WP seems to be sketchy with pingbacks lately. Please take a moment to add your link to the comments below. Then I’ll be sure to get it. 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 original post (not to WP Reader) with a pingback, so I can reblog your post as well as include you in the month-end round-up. 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.

There are no word limits or style restrictions, but please keep it somewhat family friendly.

Above all, have fun.

187 thoughts on “May Speculative Fiction #Writingprompt

  1. I didn’t know the last date was May 23. I assumed it was open month-long. But here’s my (so very late) response:

    https://entangledsigns.com/2019/05/31/1058/

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  2. […] May Speculative Fiction #Writingprompt […]

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  3. […] to D.W. Peach for her May photo prompt.  Link to her original post […]

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  4. […] This was written for D. Wallace Peach’s May Speculative Fiction Prompt. […]

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  5. Done! Now, back to work 🙂 Thanks for the prompt, Diana!

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  6. […] quick-fire response to Diana’s May photo prompt. Steam punk isn’t my thing, so this is a first for me, and it isn’t even a […]

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  7. Didn’t see the notification for your prompt, Diana. I’ll see if inspiration strikes today 🙂

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  8. Vashti Q says:

    Intriguing and challenging prompt, Diana! I think anyone who writes science fiction, steampunk, or speculative fiction would have a field day with this one. 😉 xo Thank you!

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  9. […] story was written for Myths of the Mirror May Speculative Fiction Photo Prompt, hosted by D. Wallace Peach. Check out the other participants […]

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  10. cepcarol says:

    Hi Diana. I wrote another one. Hope it gets a place too. https://cepcarol.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/awake-bronze-gladiator/

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  11. […] is written for May Speculative Fiction #Writingprompt hosted by D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the […]

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  12. […] Man – Being another you – as a reply to Diana Wallace Peach’s #writingprompt at Myths of the Mirror, for May, I had absolutely no idea it would be  anything more than a fairly short story about […]

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  13. Wilnako says:

    Hello Diana, Thank you for this writing prompt, I was really wondering what to write. Then one day I was thinking about the Minotaur. It’s one of my favourites. A beast, unloved and ignored just because he was seen as a monster by some people. Anyway, starting to ramble. Here is my link: Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

    https://wilnako.com/2019/05/18/a-changeling-king/

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  14. Deepa says:

    Hi Diana, Here’s my response to the prompt. I recently found you through another blogger’s response. I am glad I did.. 😊
    https://deepakadavakat.com/2019/05/17/is-this-the-future/

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  15. […] This is the first time I am taking part in the Speculative fiction prompt by Diana Wallace Peach . It is interesting to see so many responses to this image that was posted. […]

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  16. […] Written in response to Diana Peach’s prompt: May Speculative Fiction #Writingprompt […]

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  17. […] was written for D. Wallace Peach’s monthly Speculative Fiction Prompt.  It’s looking to be a *hot* prompt, so join in before the […]

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  18. […] If you enjoy writing short stories, then why not participate in Diana’s Speculative Fiction Challenge each month.. here is May’s prompt: https://mythsofthemirror.com/2019/05/01/may-speculative-fiction-prompt/ […]

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  19. […] story is a response to the May Speculative Fiction Prompt by Diane Wallace […]

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  20. […] Yet another take on Diana’s Speculative Fantasy Prompt for May, at “Myths of the Mirror. […]

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  21. […] stories from me this week.. one in response to Diana Peach’s Speculative Fiction Prompt I went a bit outside my comfort zone and went forward in time….with The Enhancement […]

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  22. Great inspiration in this photo prompt, Diana! I’ve been reading some of the entries. So much talent out there!

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  23. […] Written in response to Diana Peach’s prompt: May Speculative Fiction #Writingprompt […]

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