The point of a genre-bender is to take a well known, genre related trope or story starter and transplant it into another genre. Time Travel Who doesn't love a good bit of time travel, complete with diverging timelines, grandfather paradoxes, infinite alternatives, and static inevitabilities? If you are a science fiction fan, chances are you've seen time travel played out in every conceivable way. Take that knowledge and move it to a totally new genre. Inject time travel into a non science fiction story. Will your elves find themselves stepping through a time portal, or will your caveman suddenly find himself in modern day Tokyo? Write a three or more paragraph short story involving non sci-fi time travel.