Atlas Obscura is full of places and foods that can send the imagination reeling. Let’s lean into that creative spirit and use some of the world’s most amazing places from the Atlas Obscura database as prompts for your original fiction! Inspired by the old recurring io9 feature, Concept Art Writing Prompt, we’ll occasionally be presenting amazing places and images from the Atlas as inspiration for short fiction, poems, and other creative responses (please note that any comments will be subject to the same rules and conduct guidelines as the rest of our forums). We’ll provide the location, you provide the story!
“Welcome refugees of Jupiter!”
In the mid-90s, Green River, Wyoming set up the very first intergalactic runway, hoping to provide a home to any aliens displaced by a massive comet strike on the planet Jupiter. While no beings have landed (that we know of), it remains an evocative landmark in rural Wyoming. Learn more about the place below, and then tell us a story in the comments below!