Don’t be afraid to get weird.
Literary genres, when they become established enough, are always saturated with convention and the best way to stand out is, obviously, to do something unexpected. But for this week, take it even further. Don't only do something unexpected - do something completely insane.
What does this look like? Have a look at this short story for some inspo: http://gulfcoastmag.org/.../2015-barthelme-prize-winner.../
The best way to describe it is pretty much a slap in the face, No exposition, no explanation. Just Taylor Swift clones and an extremely surreal atmosphere.
Here's another wacky piece by the fantastic George Saunders: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1999/06/21/i-can-speak
Its a seemingly predictable customer service email about a terrifying and bizarre product that just gets weirder and weirder.
These writers having a powerful ability to draw you into a whacky world that makes perfect and no sense at all. Give it a shot this week and write something zanny yourself!