I'm writing a deconstruction of the Paranormal Romance genre, which includes things going very conveniently for the female protagonist. At this point I'm confident a reveal at the end will give almost every line a new meaning but how long will readers tolerate language akin to bad fanfiction? My hope is that as it's just a short story, the readers will be able to grin it and bear it but I've included lines such as: "I asked one of my friends and she told me he had gone for a walk to clear his head." I've intentionally removed any description of her friend (spoiler alert: they're not real) and the "clear his head" was again, intentionally angsty-teenager. I've named it "Young Adult, Fiction." (Debating whether to keep the quotation marks) and I'm hoping that will allude to the reader that in some way the story has more than meets the eye. The quotation marks are inspired from Bowie's "Heroes" and the way it asks us to take another look at the word and consider what it means - I'm hoping it will work here, too. Have any of you ever written something that treads this line?