Week 1, Story 46 by @mikeisbrill and @problemsdog

@problemsdog’s prompt could have been used to churn out a bog-standard “oh woes the folly of man” story, but @mikeisbrill’s tongue is lodged so firmly in their cheek that the two have merged into a single fleshy mass. This one’s a giggle...

Week 1, Story 43 – by @SMDeeee and @upsteeplebat

I have no idea how to introduce this one without giving crucial details of the plot away, so I shall just say that I read the prompt with glee and then the story with more glee (gleer?). This is ace. STORY NUMBER: 43 PROMPT PROVIDER: @upsteeplebat AUTHOR: @SMDeeee...

Week 1 Story 41 by @edjeff and Anonymous

Hah! I have to admit, I cheated slightly and read the prompt before reading this story (sorry RULES STALIN!). The story is delightful and funny and a bit icky, but what I love most about it is that it almost uses the prompt as a finishing point, rather than a starting...

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 34 – @ewasr & @notquitecool

I love it when these stories come in in weird formats, and @ewasr may have taken the cake here with this tale in the format of a government information pamphlet. With a huge portion of cold war-era nuclear survival advice, and some subtle yet massively weird...

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...