This week's prompt is a bit of a fiddle—I've had to bend my rules.
TL;DR - pick a random genre from this list.
|1||Action/Adventure||7||Ghost Story||13||Romantic Comedy|
|5||Fairy Tale||11||Political Satire|
I'm entered in the NYC Midnight Short Story competition. The first heat starts at midnight tonight, when I will be assigned a random genre fro their list, not my own. Plus, I get a subject, and a character. The story is to be 2500 words, due in 8 days. I still want to do my 1000 word FFF challenge too, so I will re-use their prompt for myself, or at least try to. I may also have to delay posting it here until after the Short Story goes in, midnight of the 26th, so they get an original. I still have not decided on the order for writing, either, whether to do the 2500 first, 1000 first, or both.
This is a list of the genres they have chosen: action/adventure, comedy, crime caper, drama, fairy tale, fantasy, ghost story, historical fiction, horror, mystery, political satire, romance, romantic comedy, sci-fi, spy, suspense, thriller. I'm sure there are many others you could think of, but you are allowed to combine these, as long as you keep the main assigned genre in the forefront. Their definitions are here.
Subjects and characters, on the other hand, are almost limitless. Some subjects they have used in past were: a laboratory, recycling, Halloween, a trial, luck, altruism, or a sunrise. And subjects were: a teacher, a bartender, a bus driver, a CEO, a lead singer, an actress, or an undertaker. I'll add an update here to let you know what I get.
Wish me luck.