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Genre Bending

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
  • Satanism/Cults
  • Ghosts
  • Chupacubra
  • Superheroes
  • Time travel
  • Aliens
  • Dystopian Future
  • Vampires
  • Puppets
  • Christmas
  • Evil genius
  • Kaiju
  • Robots
  • Werewolves
  • Locked room
  • Fantasy
  • Possession
  • Halloween
  • Fairytale

 

 

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.

 

 

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