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 42 – by Anonymous and Anonymous

A doubly anonymous story! It’s a shame because I really like this one. It takes what is, on the face of it, a reasonably light-hearted prompt and turns it into something much darker; a disturbing Them and Us tale with a nod to American Psycho. STORY NUMBER: 42...

Week 1, Story 21 – @ka_bradley & @howliet

With some touches of intrasolar social friction that reminded me of James S. A. Corey, a richly villainous narrative voice, and a moth skin suit, here’s a splendid story by @ka_bradley that turns @howliet’s gadgetry prompt into a playful – and...

Week 1, Story 5 – @jonesthescribe & Anonymous

Our fifth #SFSwap story is horror of a different kind – @jonesthescribe has used his prompt as the start of a black comedy with some commendable noir embellishments. There’s a little of the Sopranos to this, and a fair bit of cyberpunk too – too...