Untitled dystopian/sci-fi story opening

Walking Thru' Fire

25-05-2023 • 7 mins

This is an untitled piece I wrote when at the 2022 Swanwick Summer School. It emerged from two workshops, one on the short story and one on general fantasy. The amalgam is - I have always assumed - the beginning of something rather than a story in its own right.

It is set in a dystopian future and therefore has something of the sci-fi about it. Not one of my favourite genres, I hope I have handled the idea subtly enough to be in keeping with my usual style.

See what you think.