Fractured Fridays: The Big Gender Swap

Fractured Fridays: The Big Gender Swap
April 1, 2016 1 Comment Friday Fiction, Writing Prompts Stephanie Ayers

A couple of summers ago, I had the great fun of collaborating with other writers to produce “Flip Flop Fiction.” Using the Mad Hatter and his hat as the mode of time travel, characters from one story would make an appearance in another story and change it. We had wonderful fun twisting the fairy tales.

When we were coming up with ideas for the writing site, Fractured Fiction came to mind. A.L. Mabry suggested we do it with nursery rhymes instead, so, voila! Our Write Side proudly presents Fractured Fridays: fractured flash fiction, putting new spins on the nursery rhymes we all know and love.

For this month, we will be twisting tales by changing the genders of the characters.

The rules are simple:

  1. Read the information.
  2. Read the challenge.
  3. Write a story 700 words or less answering the challenge.
  4. Share the url to your story in the comments OR, if you don’t have your own blog, share your story in the comments.
  5. Please keep your stories pg-13 or under since this is a public page. Add trigger warnings where necessary. Keep vulgarity to a minimum.
  6. Have FUN!

Now, are you ready for the prompt?

You’ve heard the old adage: Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. The way that men and women respond to situations is a various as the color of their eyes. Imagine the fun we will have this month swapping genders in some well known stories! For this week, let’s turn our men into women. Choose one:

  1. Captain Hook
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Captain Jack Sparrow
  4. The Lone Ranger

Who will it be? Will Harry become Harriet? Captain Jack a tough lady pirate?

Have tons of fun, let your imaginations run away, just don’t forget to share your work by Thursday, April 7, 2016, 11:59 pm EST.


Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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  1. one Comment

    E.W. Storch

    Hey! I remember Flip Flop Fiction!


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