Last week’s challenge: Random Song Title.
First, a bit of housekeeping — I still gotta go through the rest of the 300+ entries on “horror in three sentences” contest. So many good options there it’s actually hurting me internally to try to choose. Goal is to have the winners chosen by the end of the weekend!
Now, onto the challenge.
This week, I wrote a thing about how I fucking love me some genre fiction.
So, you know, it seems appropriate that we enter into this next flash fiction challenge by enacting my favorite challenge: the subgenre mash-up.
Gander upon the list of 20 subgenres below. Roll a d20 or fiddle with your favorite random number generator and choose two subgenres.
From there, write ~1000 word short story that mashes up both.
Post at your online space. Link back here so we can read!
Due by next Friday, November 1st. Noon EST.
Given that Halloween is coming up, you’ll note more of these are horror than usual.
To the subgenremobile!
- Slasher Horror
- Space Opera
- Erotic Fantasy
- Post-Apocalyptic Horror
- Haunted House
- Fairy Tale
- Occult Horror
- Alien Invasion
- Psychological Horror
- Southern Gothic
- Artificial Intelligence
127 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: The Subgenre Smash-And-Grab”
Changed my URL and didn’t think it all the way through, so reposting my story. Artificial Intelligence and Fairy Tale.
That was cool.
I got dieselpunk zombies!
So I wrote this: Ingenuity and its fickle heart
4 and 19. I don’t even know where to begin, this is so far out of my comfort zone I might as well be wearing pants made of greaseproof paper.
Actually, that might be a good place to start.
This is my first time posting. Here is my shot at this, in case it was not obvious I rolled a 17 and 4. Enjoy!http://thejellyfishsting.wordpress.com/
Fairy tales + Southern gothic, except that it turned into something more like a Southern gothic tale with a fairy.
The price of teeth: http://eccrouse.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-price-of-teeth.html
here’s my story, fairy tail + artificial intelligence:
I really enjoyed your story! 🙂
“Superhero” and “Psychological Horror” 🙂 http://www.scribd.com/doc/180490329/Torturing-Business-Man
So here’s my blend of Zombies and Fairy Tales, with a bit more humor than horror.
I liked your story.
Thanks! I’m way too much of a wimp to really do horror, even for Halloween. Though I half expected Zombie-Granny to haunt my dreams. . .
New here. JR Simmang with a Psychologically Horrific Alien Invasion story. I hope you all enjoy the hell out of it.
Southern Gothic mashed with Occult Horror.
I give you Homecoming.
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Alien Invasion/Post-Apocalyptic Horror
I did a story where humans are the Aliens. I thought it was original for a minute, but then remembered this little movie called Avatar. Oh well:
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17. And then another 17. Not even kidding.
This is my own personal nightmare. I am absolutely petrified of zombies. Even cheesy movies like Warm Bodies leave me a shaking mess.
But damned if I didn’t do it.
Barely made it in time! But I’m putting a manuscript together, and there’s Nanowrimo too! But I got space opera and vampires, and I thought about what might pass for a vampire amongst aliens. So here we go – The Secret Rebellion: http://andreaspeed.com/2013/flash-fiction-challenge-the-secret-rebellion/
I made it in time, but nearly forgot to give you the link!
I rolled 5 and 19 for Post Apocalyptic Horror – Bizarro. I was so engrossed in what Bizarro was I forgot the horror aspect. Maybe.
I give you: The Indescribable Ugliness of Pants. It’s dedicated to my random number generator. 🙂
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I’m a day late to posting this, but I figured I’d link it here anyway. I rolled “psychological horror” and “artificial intelligence”, thus I present “Subject 184”: http://nickegelhoff.com/2013/11/02/flash-fiction-challenge-the-subgenre-smash-and-grab/
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Got this short story out to a select few earlier, prior to having a website, somewhat sorted on that now..who knew it would take but moments?
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