New Genre – Rorroh

I’ve just invented a new literary genre – it’s called Rorroh.

It’s quite similar to Horror, but it’s very different in tone and consequence.

Here’s how it works: you take up a standard Horror story, but instead of reading it from start to finish so that it begins rather innocently, and then ends with a shocking or gruesome scene, you instead read the story (paragraph by paragraph) from finish to start.

In this way the story is perceived to begin with a horrifyingly cataclysmic scene, but then as the tale progresses, everything gets better and better until it finally reaches a point of calm, peace and innocence.

The following link to a post by published author G. Jefferies is particularly amenable to being read as Rorroh.

https://fictionisfood.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/an-absent-child-revisted

Indeed, it is the inspiration for my own post.