Anybody want to play???

Looking for some folks that like to play with/against tropes…

I’m going to see if we can get enough interest for a twisted anthology playing with tropes. Take a trope, twist it, play with it, play it straight, however you want to do it.

5000-8000 words, entertaining, and having to do with a trope from… whatever genre you choose!

Writers Write has a great list of various tropes by genre HERE if you don’t already have one in mind.

I’d like to get this out by Christmas, so we’ll call it a fifteen November hard deadline. doc or .docx format, sent to oldnfo at gmail dot com.

Projected title, ‘Just Troping Around’. Have a lady doing a cover for it now that is… interesting! 🙂


Anybody want to play??? — 12 Comments

  1. Nice concept. Interesting. I’ll be a reader, if not more.

  2. So, it’s a sort of cookbook?
    “Trope is a type of edible lining from the stomachs of various farm animals. Pig trope is served in the southern states as soul food, and is called chitlins or chitterlings.”
    During World War II, US General George S Patton was affectionally referred to as “Old Blood and Trope,” due to his fondness for this dish accompanied by a side serving of blood pudding.
    The popularity of the dish grew among soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines after World War II, and a specialized class of delivery vessels was introduced to get hot meals to the units serving in Asia. Armored Trope Carriers (ATC), often called Tangos from the phonetic alphabet for T, were LCM-6 landing craft modified with refrigeration units and quick-firing stoves, making a single vessel capable of going straight from the slaughterhouse to the units in the field.

  3. So where do we get more info? Where do we send the ‘script? 🙂 I might give this a go. I like to play with tropes!

  4. Art- Either or… LOL

    Peter- Really!!! Sigh

    Pat- Sigh… Write it!

    Allyson- Format is .doc or .docx sent to me at oldnfo at gmail dot com. I don’t give a lot of direction, so you and your muse are on your own! LOL

  5. This sounds fun and I think I have story that might be a good fit as well. I just need to touch it up some, as it’s a bit on the short side right now, and I’ll send it your way.

  6. I dunno about tropes, but here’s a riff on a cliché:

    It was a dark and stormy night.

    Normally I’m an Old Fashioned man, but that 12-year barrel-aged rum wasn’t going to drink itself.