Week 1, Story 32 – @wightandwrong & @ka_bradley

Oof. This one is HORRIBLE. There’s no blood and no violence, but the concept alone (thank you @ka_bradley) was enough to make me uneasy. @Wightandwrong certainly didn’t shy away from its implications either: this story, presented entirely as dialogue, has...

Week 1, Story 30 – @seanfsmith & anonymous

This one really reminds me of stories I read as a kid, where stories about children discovering unexpected consequences to futuristic consumer technology seemed to be a staple. @Seanfsmith has clearly thought through the tech on display here very thoroughly, and has...

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 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 24 – @misterkeefe & @edjeff

AND NOW FOR ANOTHER STORY ABOUT EGGS. I really love this one. @misterkeefe got potentially the most ludicrous brief in the pack, and developed it into something utterly straight-faced, and totally gripping. If Michael Crichton had been really into eggs, I could...

Week 1, Story 20 – @james__clayton & @_TK_O

This story, written by @james__clayton on a prompt from @_TK_O, does exactly what it says on the tin. And despite being one of the most straightforward, easily readable, and lighthearted stories in the collection, it manages a concise and clever piece of satire to...