#SFSwap: the plan from here

Hello m8s, frog here, Following a meeting of a dozen or so people in a pub basement, we’ve arrived at a sort of definition for What #SFSwap is, and what’ll happen to it in future. I’ve got a notebook full of all kinds of garbage, but these seem to be the main points....

Week 1, Story 34 – @ewasr & @notquitecool

I love it when these stories come in in weird formats, and @ewasr may have taken the cake here with this tale in the format of a government information pamphlet. With a huge portion of cold war-era nuclear survival advice, and some subtle yet massively weird...

Week 1, Story 33 – @eph_bee & anonymous

Subversions of the alien invasion trope where roles are reversed are not a new idea – but this story by @eph_bee puts a spin on the idea that I’ve not encountered before. Perspective was a major factor in the prompt, and I really like the way it’s...

Week 1, Story 32 – @wightandwrong & @ka_bradley

Oof. This one is HORRIBLE. There’s no blood and no violence, but the concept alone (thank you @ka_bradley) was enough to make me uneasy. @Wightandwrong certainly didn’t shy away from its implications either: this story, presented entirely as dialogue, has...

Week 1, Story 31 – @glempy & @seanfsmith

#SFSwap story 31, by @Glempy, is one of RULES STALIN’S favourites. The pacing and scope is perfect for the length, the writing is tight, and the natural humour of @seanfsmith’s prompt is deployed with sufficient timing to have made me bark out an actual...