The point of a genre-bender is to take a well known, genre related trope or story starter and transplant it into another genre. It Was a Dark and Stormy Night It's an old standard of horror movies. You're driving down an ill lit road on a stormy night when suddenly, your car just stops running. When you reach for the flashlight, it's dead. The car won't turn on, but a flash of lightning illuminates a house on the hill in the distance. Take this trope and introduce it to another genre. Don't write a horror or mystery scene. Have fun and be creative!