I’m doing Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenge again this week, as I have since January, and I’ve had some trouble. This week’s prompt is a new version of the same subgenre blender that inspired me to write Dreams of Drowning. I got a very different combination this time (it’s a different random table, after all), and now I’m supposed to write a whodunit / comic fantasy. In 1500 words.
I’m about 3/4ths of the way to stumped.
I have written this with the whodunit firmly in mind. But trying to intentionally make comic fantasy? I’m really not sure what to do with myself. I’ve written pieces that I thought were comedic, or which people told me were funny, but that’s always been an incidental sort of thing; I guess the truth of it is that I don’t write those moments thinking “now it’s time to write some comedy.”
Anyway, I don’t know that I’d call this particularly comic, but I do hope you enjoy it. Continue reading