Tuesday 11 December 2018

FlashFlood Advent Calendar 2018: Day 11

Day 11: Playing with Genre

Write a piece of flash in a genre that you have never tried before, or that you think you dislike. 

You may wish to try one of the following:
  • Science Fiction
  • Mystery/Crime 
  • Fantasy
  • Romance
  • Slipstream
  • Action/Adventure
  • Fable/Fairytale
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Horror 
  • Tragedy
  • Comedy
  • Dystopia
  • Historical 
  • Satire
  • Pastiche
  • Children's/YA
  • Melodrama
  • Flash with a trick twist ending
  • Flash that's suspiciously close to prose poetry
Aim for something that you'd be happy to put your name to, despite and/or because of the genre, but most of all, give yourself permission to have fun with this one.

For an extra challenge, combine two or more genres in one story.  Slipstream melodrama?  Dystopian scifi fairytale romance?  Historical detective prose poetry?  Whysoever not?

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'Star Wars Christmas Dinner' by Daragh Sankey (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)  

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