Anything easily pegged in any one genre (horror/ romance/ mystery/etc.) need not apply. Surprise endings, gratuitousness, cliches of phrase or idea are all banned.
Be straight forward and original. Defy labels. Write for emotional effect without tailoring to popular trends. Set a scene down to the shadow of a pencil. Get inside of your character’s bone marrow, their beating heart. Think deeper. Burn off the layers of superficiality and expose the brilliant fire of truth.
This challenge will be judged.