One of the best things about running this blog so far is that it’s helped me to develop a generative kind of writing game I call Subtle Sci-fi. Very simply it’s where a short story is written around a premise that limits or effects the story world. So far this has included:
- People do not have such a good sense of balance
- Emotions and intentions are physically manifested
- Every sentence is a question
Up-coming stories will include, “decay, dilapidation and other aspects of entropy are designed aspects of the human environment”, and, “every one sleep walks most of the time”.
As the ball is rolling and there are examples of how this works (click the links above) I now want to invite folk to put forward premises for future stories. And the best ones I’ll work on.
So, take a look around, and then leave a comment if an idea strikes you. Thanks in advance to anyone who gives it a go. And of course any premise can be interpreted in lots of different ways.
(You can also now vote on your favourite story so far at the Subtle Sci-fi Centre).