Week 1, Story 58 by @piratemoggy and @JimTheSG

This story is about jobs. It is also about the ever increasing likelihood that they will be taken over by computers and/or robots. It is a dark echo of a potential future. It also includes on of my favourite sentences to grace SFSwap thus far: Describing human endeavour as “the sheer fucking persistence of a species of hairless fucking disasters.” That sentence is a real keeper.

Week 1, Story 45 by @mattround and @wheatles

This one’s a corker of a crime story, with a bit of a noir flair. It’s got mystery. It’s got suspense. It’s got a slightly unhinged baddie. It’s also got a dog. (I like dogs.) the fact that all of this is somehow crammed into the word...

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...

Week 1, Story 27 – @captainraz & @wobbington

Some #SFSwap stories are dark. Some delve deep into hard science, and harder questions about being human. Altogether, lots of them leave you with a stimulating sense of unease. Not so this little treat from @captainraz & @wobbington, which is a straight up...

Week 1, Story 26 – @problemsdog & @mattround

WOOooOOOOooOOOOO! RULES STALIN wishes to offer you a FRIGHTENING HALLOWEEN TREAT involving SENTIENT DOORS! The story below is a perfect example of a prompt being assigned to exactly the person for the job – the prompt from @mattround was delightfully whimsical...