Week 1 – Story 39 by @GinBroguesHats and @jonesthescribe

STORY NUMBER: 39 PROMPT PROVIDER: @jonesthescribe AUTHOR: @GinBroguesHats TITLE: Untitled The object boiled through the clouds over Cairo. Even people who had been excited and positive about its arrival screamed with fear as the dark shape was finally visible to the...

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 28 – @donaldosaurus & @dangusset

This one takes a cracking turn. The prompt alone, from @dangusset, made my brain hurt, and the story that @donaldosaurus has crafted from it gave me a headache half as bad as the protagonist’s. Also, it is the third story so far to mention eggs. STORY NUMBER: 28...

Week 1, Story 25 – @notquitecool & @brainmage

A typically dark prompt from @brainmage led to an equally dark story from @notquitecool in this #SFSwap entry – I won’t say much more as the prompt here had an implicit twist, but hopefully it’ll make you do a little shudder! STORY NUMBER: 25 PROMPT...

Week 1, Story 18 – @thiefree & @glempy

What if first contact with an intelligent species made humanity feel more, rather than less, alone? In this powerfully melancholy story, @thiefree makes something heartbreaking out of @glempy’s prompt. While the idea of emotionless aliens is an idea older even...

Week 1, Story 17 – @amuchmoreexotic & @frogcroakley

You might want to sit down with a cup of tea for this one; it’s immense. RULES STALIN is fascinated by the idea of alien religions, so he threw this prompt into the pack to see what would happen. The result, by @amuchmoreexotic, is one of my favourite #SFSwap...