Well, I sometimes use these unconventional styles, but my beta(I think it's a fanfiction term, sorta like editor but totally volunteer and partially opinion based) says I shouldn't. Soooo.... should I? Unconventional styles, by the way, are stuff like: -A death chess game in which the whole short story goes on in the guy's head, his thoughts, everything. -A story in which related but not necessarily in order scenes are simply written, one after another. Like you get,"The Traitor is Revealed", then suddenly "The Assassination of the Organization's Leader", which happened 5 years before. But there's always a link. For example, the traitor(who was revealed) may be the assassin himself. -A series of murders, all witnessed from the point of view of various stray animals:cats, dogs, crows, even a rat. -A story from the POV of a man turned to stone, who went insane due to boredom, and views the ever changing world in a warped manner.