Flash Fiction Challenge: Doing The Subgenre Twist, Once Again


Last week’s challenge: “The Cocktail Is Your Title

This week, again we will take 20 subgenres. You will pick two from the list either using a d20 or random number generator (or hell, divine it from the guts of a pigeon, whatever), then you will write a short story that mashes up those two subgenres.

This time, you’ll get 2000 words.

Because I’m sweet like that.

This is due by next Friday, noon EST.

Post at your online space.

Link to it in the comments below.

The subgenre list:

  1. Haunted House
  2. Dystopia
  3. Revenge
  4. Zombie
  5. Weird West
  6. Wuxia
  7. Body Horror
  8. Grimdark Fantasy
  9. Cozy Mystery
  10. Military Sci-Fi
  11. Comic Fantasy
  12. Conspiracy Thriller
  13. Superhero
  14. Erotica
  15. Heist / Caper
  16. Alternate History
  17. Parallel Universe
  18. Noir
  19. Time Travel
  20. Shapeshifters

160 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Doing The Subgenre Twist, Once Again”

  1. I chose Grimdark Fantasy and Body Horror and started writing. But by the time I had the story plotted out I realized this was going to be a sub-plot in my novel. It turned a throwaway character into a minor character. Thanks for the righting prompt.

  2. […] blah. Pra provar que eu não estou de vacilação, aqui vai o primeiro deles. É o resultado de um desafio do Terribleminds que falava de mudar gêneros durante um mesmo texto – em 2000 […]

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