All of my novel ideas are fantasies. But when I go to come up with a short story/novella idea (for the contests or just for fun), they're very rarely fantasy stories. For example, I have one short story or novella idea about a girl who finds who she believes to be the love of her life -- her soulmate, if you will. But it doesn't go as planned and they end up breaking up. She's heartbroken. She believes in past lives and reincarnation and truly believes they are meant to be together, but he completely shuts her out, only adding to her heartbreak. She starts dreaming about him regularly, to the point of madness. At the end, she becomes so obsessed with wanting to be with him, she kills herself, believing her next life will start soon and she can be with him again. But to me, that isn't fantasy enough. I thought about making her dreams real -- an alternate plane where another "her" is in a relationship with the guy. But after I started playing with it, I didn't like it. It would take far too long for her to figure all that out, and I don't want this to be a novel. I'm aware that many authors write novels in multiple genes, but is that frowned upon? Should I try to make this story more fantasy so that when I get published, my readers know what to expect of me? Or should I just write this story as I want and not worry about the genre? Thanks!