Flash Fiction Challenge: The SubGenre Blender Spins Again

IT IS TIME ONCE AGAIN. We shall force subgenres to have little story babies.

I will give you 20 subgenres. You will pick two from the list either using a d20 or random number generator (or use tea leaves or badger guts or something), then you will write a short story that mashes up those two subgenres.

Length: We’ll say 2000 words.

Due by: Next Friday (8/12), noon EST.

Post at your online space.

Link to it in the comments below. So we can all read it!


  1. Kaiju
  2. Cli-Fi (Climate Change Fiction)
  3. Gothic
  4. Shapeshifter
  5. Weird West
  6. Fairy Tale or Fable
  7. Body Horror
  8. Sword & Sorcery
  9. Whodunit?
  10. Military Sci-Fi
  11. Comic Fantasy
  12. Creature Feature
  13. Superhero
  14. Bodice Ripper
  15. Heist / Caper
  16. Magical Realism
  17. Parallel Universe
  18. Noir
  19. Time Travel
  20. Musical

77 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: The SubGenre Blender Spins Again”

    • So is there a maturity limit to this because I have ideas for the bodice-ripping shapeshifter story but there’s only one direction it’s going in my brain xD I’ll place a warning on my link

  1. Fairy tale + parallel universe. The princess and the pea goes searching for a good mattress across universes. (I wonder if I can get Casper mattresses to sponsor it…hm…)

  2. Whodunnit + Musical isn’t a bad combination and means I didn’t have to look up Kaiju. Of course I did look it up, but only to avoid ignorance … Time for tea and inspiration.

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