March Speculative Fiction Prompt


First they came and it was like all hell had been let loose. They had brought the virus. It had spread like wildfire burning up the population. Those that were not infected wereย  slaughtered, a few survived.

Those that survived left the cities and towns keeping together for there was, then, safety in numbers.

The Vampires finally exhausted the all life on the planet. They began to die, no source of blood to sustain them they became extinct.

The tusnami came and seemed to cleanse the planet. It might of helped had there been a population left.

The night of the eclipse a lone figure ran through the city. Eyes full of fear legs driven by determination alone. Feet sinking in the wet sand.

It, was neither male nor female, human nor vampire. It was a hybrid, age could be no more than ten. Why can we be sure of that? Because ten years is all it had taken to bring this planet to this decaying state.

The hybrid found itself sinking into the sand. Terrified it struggled it had no knowledge of how to escape. It had struggled all it life to keep alive. It had known nothing but struggle.

Slowly the sand did its job and the hybrid suffocated and died.

There was soon nothing to even mark the hybrid’s passing. The eclipse did not end and eventually there was a planet no more just a dead rock.


This is my entry for the Myths of Mirrors prompt for March.

48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 17:52:05

    Oooh! Post apocalypse!!!


  2. pensitivity101
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 18:02:49

    gloomy Willow!


  3. D. Wallace Peach
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 18:31:22

    Yikes! This is a dark post-apocalyptic tale that I hope doesn’t happen! Thanks so much for playing along with the prompt, Willow. I’ll schedule for a share. Happy Writing!


  4. Jane Dougherty
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 19:22:00

    And you called my story apocalyptic!!!!!!


  5. Violet Lentz
    Mar 11, 2019 @ 06:35:38

    Very intense. But then I imagine the extermination of all life forms would be, wouldn’t it? Well done Willow.


  6. D. Wallace Peach
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 12:28:54

    Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:
    I hope Willow’s apocalyptic tale never comes true! But I do hope you enjoy her story. ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Almost Iowa
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 12:34:05

    When even the Vampire die out, you know things have gotten bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Well told story.


  8. H.R.R. Gorman
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 13:08:32

    Very sad ending! Yet I think it’s what happens when you destroy your environment.


  9. AmyRose๐ŸŒน
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 14:06:51

    Ooof! This is a dark one indeed! Whoa! What a story, one that I’m very glad is fiction. Great job writing for this prompt. Brava! ๐ŸŒน


  10. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 14:44:56

    Oooh, Willow, this is great. Deliciously dark.


  11. Priscilla Bettis
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 17:35:04

    A sparse image, nice and gloomy . . . you know, in a good way! Diana gave everyone a great prompt this month!


  12. Carol J Forrester
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 18:57:52

    Nice apocalyptic creation. I did notice a couple of typos. The ‘either’ in the first paragraph looks like it might have been missed when something else was taken out.


  13. dgkaye
    Mar 17, 2019 @ 00:11:16

    Great job Willow โค


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