This weekend, my son and I went to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It included mermaids. But with a bit of a twist (which I won’t give away, in case others want to see the movie).
That got me thinking about combinations, either within or across genres. Some is already done, like combining mystery with paranormal. Romance with… anything that moves.
So for today’s prompt, think about innovative ways to combine genre elements. Werewolves with hydras? Murder mystery with science fiction? Think about little and surprising ways to put things together. As an exercise, it can help explore what we know about certain genres.
And who knows. Maybe you’ll come up with the next big thing. Cowboys & Aliens anyone?