*Tin Towns and Other Excel Fictions* experiments with making fiction using spreadsheets and other Excel templates. The content of each “metastory” is necessarily shaped by the architecture of each specific application. The basic spreadsheet layout allowed a compression of both time and space into formulae, but other useful formats were also available. As the project builds, I am using budget makers, billing statements, yearly and perpetual calendars, expense reports, blood pressure trackers, loan amortizations, tinkle potty charts, nursing schedule charts, party planners, memos, display booth diagrams, schedules, breakeven interactive charts, and time sheets. I am not wedded to correct application or function of the apps – they are a way of framing and commenting on the fact that, for all the quantification of our economy (as a way of understanding the world), many important elements may not be factored in.