Week 1, Story 50 by @froggensays and @Ch0l0k

Story number 50 is a great one. It’s another story which is told just through conversation. @froggensays puts the tiniest of spins on the prompt which sets it careening off in an entirely different direction. STORY NUMBER: 50 PROMPT PROVIDER: @Ch0l0k AUTHOR:...

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 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 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...