Tales... was originally a NaNoWriMo 2013 project. The aim, apart from reaching 50,000 words, was to do 30 prompts in 30 days. The prompts selected were from the Ad Astra Fan Fiction Archives forum's Weekly Writes challenges. 22 had a completed first draft by the end of NaNo.
Tales... was then incorporated into the goals for WriYe 2014 as works in progress to be completed. The first tale was released on the 17th of July, 2014 on the The Farthest Star blog.
Due to the reorganisation of Swiftfire into Star Trek: The Farthest Star only two of the stories were initially considered to be part of the rebooted continuity, though the rest of the stories are still available at the TFS blog. They may be added back into the continuity at a later time.
The inclusion of "What Little Girls Are Made Of" marked the first story to be included under the title that was not based on the original weekly prompts. Other rewrites of older short stories will also be included and any new non-prompt short stories. "Tales" is now considered to be the title under which any short connected to TFS will be listed under.
- A woman haunted by the dead. A man pushing to prove injury cannot diminish him. A love that will never be shared. A child dreams of his future. A home forever lost. A family begins. Life is full of joy and anguish, from here to the farthest star... - NaNo synopsis
|Weekly Free Write #6 - Nightmares||Ripples||The Harbinger sees a future that cannot be allowed to occur with only one way to stop it - the death of one man.|
|Weekly Free Write #4 - "The Last Place in the Universe"||A New Path||Terri Letac finds herself lost following the Fall of the Federation.|
|Weekly Free Write #8 - First Day||Initiation||Rex Callan arrives on a backwater planet to meet a contact.|
|Weekly Free Write #2 - "I won't let you do it."||Dissension||Aimee Wessling tells her parents of her desire to join Starfleet.|
|Rewrite of an older story||What Little Girls Are Made Of||Terri Renu gets help from an unexpected source in her search for information on her past.|
|*Weekly Free Write #12 - "I thought I was going to die, but I was afraid I might not" on the TFS blog||No Refunds||Letum is bleeding to death and is faced with the greatest fear of any Ferengi: having to refund a fee.|
|Rewrite of an older story||Chariots of Korvat||Maxine Benton is part of the force scrambled to the Korvat system to secure and hold the system after it is invaded by the Klingon Empire.|