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Flash Fiction: Another X Meets Y Pop Culture Challenge!

We’ve done this one before, and it’s always a blast — roll a d20 or use a random number generator, once for each of the two tables below. Then, take each of the results and mash them together in a flash fiction story.

Note: the goal is not to tell a literal fan-fic story set in those pop culture storyworlds — though, I guess if you wanna do that, hey, YOU DO YOU. The goal is to take the spirit of those two properties and find a story that embodies the weird mashup. (The origins of this particular challenge come from that old Hollywood conceit of pitching your original story to executives as X meets Y — “It’s Dennis the Menace meets Game of Thrones ha ha ha right? Hand me money.”)

You have, mmm, let’s say 2000 words for this one.

Due back by next Friday, 8/14, noon EST.

Post the story at your online space.

Give us a linky-poo so we can follow it back.

Now, the two tables —

Table X

  1. Scooby Doo
  2. How I Met Your Mother
  3. Nightmare on Elm Street
  4. Terminator
  5. Star Wars
  6. Chronicles of Narnia
  7. The Mothman Prophecies
  8. Snow Crash
  9. D&D
  10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  11. My Little Pony
  12. The Stand
  13. Captain America
  14. Inception
  15. Babylon 5
  16. District 9
  17. Princess Mononoke
  18. Avatar: The Last Airbender / Korra
  19. Twin Peaks
  20. Mad Max

Table Y

  1. Dune
  2. How To Train Your Dragon
  3. Nightmare Before Christmas
  4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  5. Gremlins
  6. Hellraiser
  7. Indiana Jones
  8. Toy Story
  9. Ready Player One
  10. Discworld
  11. American Gods
  12. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  13. Teen Wolf
  14. Saving Private Ryan
  15. Donnie Darko
  16. The Walking Dead
  17. Princess Bride
  18. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  19. Snow White
  20. L.A. Confidential