I tend to shuffle the order of the stories below every so often in the interest of fairness. Bottom line, you can’t go wrong with any of the simlit below. Disclaimer: Some of these are on the darker side. Make sure to check the individual blogs for trigger warnings.
Almost Eternal is a delightfully hilarious story that features all kinds of darker themes, but somehow still feels light and airy at the same time. If you enjoy dark comedy, it’s a must read, but there’s plenty more to uncover under the surface. The mystery amps up with each chapter, and only two things are certain; 1) nothing is what it seems, and 2) there’s vampires. A lot of them.
Tales of Camelot
In her unique take on the legend of King Arthur, Yimi’s Tales of Camelot whisks you away into a fully fleshed-out medieval world. You’ll get to meet the protagonists right as they first start figuring out the world as children and get to grow with them. Between the sassy Morgana, her charmingly arrogant brother Arthur and the good-natured Gawain, there’s a hero to love for everyone in this tale – or a villain, if that’s more up your alley. Which is which? Only time will tell… PS: Word of advice – don’t skip the bonus chapters!
Between 2 Worlds
Mercuryfoam’s Between 2 Worlds creates a carefully crafted blend of a magical realm with unique lore and a mobster underworld, all connected through a web of characters you’ll love – or will love to hate. A story about first loves, figuring out who you are and what you stand for, and so much more. B2W may break your heart, but in a good way. Mercury also happens to produce some of the most breathtakingly stunning images out there among simlit. This story is a feast for the eyes.
Baking by Death
I have been completely swept away by the sheer brilliance of the supernatural escapade that is Baking by Death. We get to follow Alice, who is extremely relatable apart from the minor fact she shares her subconscious with the god of death (as you do). Our other protagonist is the notorious evil vampire overlord Vlad who has been struck with a sudden dose of conscience after centuries of good old-fashioned villainy. A recipe for greatness (no pun intended). And that’s just the beginning as we get brought into a web of complex characters, timelines and humour.
Britechester After Dark
Britechester After Dark comes packed with intrigue from the get go. Ever wondered what’s between life and death? Then this will be right up your alley. The images in BAD have a deceptively ethereal quality to them, but the story is not afraid to dip its toes into horror. Step right in to try to solve a mystery along with a group of five characters (and a cat) who all happen to have a mysterious past themselves too…
Candy’s Neighbourhood Talk happens to be the only simlit on this list that has no supernatural elements whatsoever. Considering I’m currently on fantasy-themed kick of sorts, that in itself says a lot. The story follows a group of (mostly) young adults, who are not all acquainted, but definitely all connected, six degrees of separation style. Each of the characters comes with their own quirks and flaws, and they sure act on them. This usually has a way of catching up with them, and sometimes sets a domino effect throughout the whole neighbourhood…
Supernatural Misadventures follows the life of Hailey, a part-time supernatural investigator and an incredible supporting cast of loveable misfits who join her along for the ride. Lonecat has a real talent when it comes to creating rich likeable characters (I challenge you to dislike the villains – it’s impossible!) and compelling plot twists. This story could easily exist outside of the Sims universe and it would still be just as good.
Dust to Dust
Dust to Dust is a relatively short self-contained story about different kinds of love, with a sprinkle of supernatural thrown in. It concluded a few years back, but still well worth checking out if you somehow missed it in its heyday. A simlit classic, if you will. For those of you who crave a follow up, the Ashes to Ashes legacy offers a loose sequel/spinoff in the form of a legacy following the D2D protagonist’s lineage – and lots and lots of drama.