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Flash Fiction Challenge: The SubGenre Smash-And-Grab


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!


  1. Political Thriller
  2. Erotic
  3. Fairy Tale / Fable / Folklore
  4. Haunted House
  5. Weird West
  6. Body Horror
  7. Near-Future Sci-Fi
  8. Sword & Sorcery
  9. Occult Detective
  10. Historical Fantasy
  11. Comic Fantasy
  12. Vampire
  13. Superhero
  14. Bodice Ripper
  15. Heist / Caper
  16. Space Opera
  17. Biopunk
  18. Medical Thriller
  19. Paranormal Romance
  20. Splatterpunk