Week 1, Story 29 – @Wobbington & @jamesk

We’ve had some dark comedies so far in #SFSwap, and this one is properly pitch-black. The prompt from @jamesk was powerful in itself, and @wobbington made it all the more so for tackling it directly. There’s no last-minute twist here – the reality of...

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 22 – @stefmowords & @danielmbase

While some #SFSwap prompts (I’m looking at you, ‘Alien Booze’) leave enormous room for interpretation, others are highly specific – such as this one from @danielmbase. And while author @stefmowords may have followed the brief to the letter,...

Week 1, Story 19 – @aspeed & @GinBroguesHats

PULP! PULP! PUUUULP! RULES STALIN adores a good pulp story, and this little treat by @aspeed and @ginbrogueshats could be right out of a 1960s paperback. I can almost see the cover; a man with immaculate hair and a jaw like an anvil, fighting off waves of crabs with...

Week 1, Story 8 – @afrohorses & @Sasooli

There’s something very British about the tone of this #SFSwap entry – @afrohorses has very much gone full on with the psychological connotations of @sasooli’s setting, and there’s a horrible inevitability to the story in more ways than one. As...