Week 1, Story 56 by @danbeames and @baboonicorn

This is a fairly short story, that is told as a back and forth. But for all its brevity, it doesn’t half hit hard. After I finished reading it I sat quietly mouthing “Daaaaaaaamn” to myself. Dark, sinister and mysterious themes: these are a few of my favourite things.

Week 1, Story 55 by @AdlaiM and @oxygenthiefyeah

This is a dark one. Dark to the point of deliciousness. Like that fancy organic, fair-trade chocolate that comes in those boutique cardboard packets. A little bit of mad-science and lashings of CONSEQUENCES make for a good read.

Week 1, Story 54 by @dorkomatic and Anonymous

This is not a story that should be taken seriously. Not at all. It’s a mash-up of two quite different things. I would tell you, but I feel that would rather spoil things. Needless to say, it should be readily apparent by the time you reach the end. @dorkomatic has a clear talent for levity and puts it to good use.

Week 1, Story 53 by @gileadamit and @thiefree

Of all the stories I’ve uploaded this is one of my favourites. Delightfully tongue-in-cheek, funny and rife with wordplay, @gileadamit makes a great job of @thiefree’s cracking prompt. I don’t like drawing comparisons to other authors, but this really has a Pratchett-esque air to it, with a tangy Douglas Adams after-taste.

Week 1, Story 52 by @danielmbase and @alexwattsesq

@danielmbase has written a great story with a cyberpunk flair. It would have been so very easy for this to be a run-of-the-mill affair, but @danielmbase’s interpretation of the prompt is as innovative as it is gritty. It unfolds really well, and finishes strong with an ending which makes you ask yourself what might happen next?