Writing Prompt #4: Cross-Genre Goodness

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There will be no word limit on this prompt. Why? Because it’s completely unnecessary. But this will be a fun prompt nonetheless. Your job is to do the following:

Write a short story crossing your favorite genre of fiction with a genre that most represents your favorite genre’s exact opposite.

Determining the opposite is entirely up to you, and you could almost argue for any combination. Go with your gut feeling. Does adventure fiction seem like the polar opposite of romance to you? Then go with that! Either way, you have to try something new, and that’s the point of this prompt!

So have at it and feel free to let me know in the comments if you plan on joining in.

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

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