P.S.: Basically I stole this idea from Christina from, like, months ago. Go me.
1. Genderflipped May-December Romance
Personal observation: most relationships with age disparities have an older man and a younger woman. I recently studied The Go-Between and The Reader in literature class, both of which genderflip this phenomenon. I sort of want to explore this dynamic too, especially with an arranged marriage. Have to work on writing romance, though.
2. Shakespeare retelling
It's no secret how much I enjoy Shakespeare, especially after the other month's #LitLove. My favourite of his works is probably Hamlet, but I'd love to do a retelling for Macbeth. Preferably humour while pointing out all the plot holes.
Really, though, any one would work.
3. Folktale retelling
If you read my Chinese Culture post on Mulan, you'll know I based Winner Takes All partly on that slice of Chinese folklore. I have a penchant for all sorts of tales and adore retellings.
On that note, I'd also love to write a retelling of a Chinese creation myth. We have people who turned into seas and hills and archers shooting the sun and giants holding up the sky. It's awesome.
4. Evil scientists modern humour
5. Stream-of-consciousness novel
Confession: I've never read a stream-of-consciousness novel. I've read short stories and poetry, but I just love it so much I desperately want to write one of these. So much psychology and symbolism and the portrayal of a mind in its cluttered form just fascinates me so much.
6. A character with synesthesia
Synesthesia is conflation of the senses — specifically, here I'm talking about "grapheme → color synesthesia" according to Wiki. It's when you see/hear/taste things in terms of colour. I've always harboured a fascination for colours, and even wrote a spectrum of prose poetry, and I think it sounds beautiful and terrifying all at once. And I want to know more.
7. A maid-as-decoy POV story
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