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Flash Fiction Challenge: SubGenre Shake-And-Bake, Baby

And we return with an old favorite.

We shall mash subgenres up and write the weird stories that result.

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 1500-2000 words.

Due by: Next Friday (2/9), noon EST.

Post at your online space.

Drop a link to the story in the comments below.


  1. Revenge Thriller
  2. BDSM Erotica
  3. Fairy Tale / Fable / Folklore
  4. Haunted House
  5. Wild West
  6. Body Horror
  7. Near-Future Sci-Fi
  8. Sword & Sorcery
  9. Occult Detective
  10. Musical
  11. Comic Fantasy
  12. Urban Fantasy
  13. Superhero
  14. Bodice Ripper
  15. Who-done-it
  16. Space Opera
  17. Climate Change
  18. Medical Thriller
  19. Paranormal Romance
  20. Artificial Intelligence Sci-Fi