- Teacher - a young woman at a bar is recognized by a former student, but things aren't what they seem
- Living In The Past - a woman announces to her sister that she is no longer practicing Daylight Savings Time
- Rainbow Blues - a leprechaun tries to cheer up a friend who's down on his luck
- Fat Man - revolutionaries try to break a legendary hacker out of prison
- Bungle In The Jungle - a game tester finds glitches in a virtual safari
What do they all have in common? All of these stories are named after songs by the British prog-rock band Jethro Tull. For bonus points, all of these songs can be found on the album M.U. - The Best of Jethro Tull.
And, for what it's worth, if I could have figured out a way to write a story called Aqualung, I totally would have.
There were a few clues sprinkled throughout. Song lyrics were obliquely referenced somewhere in each story. In order: "Then the teacher told me it had been a lot of fun"; "Now there's revolution but we don't know what we're fighting"; "So we'll slip behind a rainbow and wait until the show is done"; "Roll us both down a mountain and I'm sure the fat man would win"; "The monkeys seem willing to strike up the tune". Lyrics were also quoted directly in Carolyn's editing credit.
Despite the relative lack of participation, I had a lot of fun with this, and I will undoubtedly try something like it again in the future.