Need a break from your WIP that will serve to sharpen your mind a bit? Join us for a round of GENRE SWITCH.
1. Read the story as it appears so far.
2. Write EXACTLY 100 WORDS to continue the story not including the word "a". Even if that means stopping in the middle of a
3. When you write your 100 words, SWITCH THE GENRE of the story. Try to do this without being too abrupt.
4. Do not repeat a genre that's already been used unless three new genres have occurred since then.
5. Tongue-in-cheek is fine, if not preferred.
6. Keep the MC consistent, regardless of what's going on around him/her (or happening to him/her). Attempt to develop the MC in the ever-changing context of the story.
7. We'll just keep going until it fizzles out -- or until somebody writes a really good ending.
Here we go:
Krista slipped through the velvet draperies and approached the coffin as though this were something she did every day. Trying not to let her eyes fall on the corpse, she studied the surroundings, looking for a place to set her tripod.
"The lighting's too dim," she said to the quiet woman arranging flowers nearby. "Can I get some more light in here?"
"The family requested candlelight," the woman said.
"The family also requested photos of the deceased, and I assume that means they'd like to be able to see what's in them."
Not that this wasn't the strangest assignment of her