AND WE’RE BACK.
And we return with an old favorite.
We shall make subgenres dance together for our whims.
I will give you 20 subgenres. You will pick two from the list either using a d20 or random number generator (or use monkey knuckles or coffee grounds or whatever), then you will write a short story that mashes up those two subgenres.
Length: We’ll say 1500 words.
Due by: Next Friday (5/19), noon EST.
Post at your online space.
Link to it in the comments below. So we can all read it!
THE SUBGENRE LIST:
- Political Thriller
- Fairy Tale / Fable / Folklore
- Haunted House
- Weird West
- Body Horror
- Near-Future Sci-Fi
- Sword & Sorcery
- Occult Detective
- Historical Fantasy
- Comic Fantasy
- Bodice Ripper
- Heist / Caper
- Space Opera
- Medical Thriller
- Paranormal Romance
95 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: The SubGenre Smash-And-Grab”
[…] can’t spell Oregon Trail without “gore.” This was a flash fiction writing exercise from terribleminds.com. The rules were to take two subgenres and mash them together with a 1500 word limit. I got Weird […]
It’s still not noon where I live!
I did Weird West and Body Horror. You can’t spell Oregon Trail without “gore.”
I submit “The Trail Not Taken”.
Why for I are!
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