One of the ideas underpinning the Hope Town series of short stories was to explore as many genres/sub-genres as possible, because while the main characters are members of the police force, the crimes and people they will be investigating should be from a wide pool . This would not only mean the tales would be fresh each time, but I would get to have a lot of fun in the process.
While I’m still working on writing the actual first batch of stories, I’m constantly thinking of others either at a high concept level, or even just with me walking along the road and shouting “robots!” to the surprise of my fellow commuters.
As such, I’m making a list which won’t be exhaustive unless I run out of genres. I may publish an update in a few months, but for the moment here are the ones I am planning on tackling. They’re not in any speciic order, just as I’ve noted them down.
- Parallel Universes
- Time travel
- Dystopian Future
- Evil genius
- Locked room
Oh, and if that little lot isn’t hard enough, I want to challenge myself by creating a story entirely in rhyme. Probably the best fit will be the fairytale one.