A Rose For Emily and Other Short Stories

how might this story be rewritten as a piece of formula fiction

You could write it as romance, detective or horror story whatever strikes your fantasy

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Any time you rewrite a story as another type of writing, you change the reason for the writing to start with. If, for example, you focus on the "romance" part of the story, you emphasize too much of Emily's hurt feelings and her emotional void provided by both her father and Homer. If you write it as a detective story, you would actually leave out some of the "feeling" part of the story, since, for example, you would focus on the "clues" and the crime she commits rather than the many underlying motives of the characters. Obviously, you could rewrite the story in many fashions, but the entire story would be inevitably changed and would probably lack the "shock" value at the end.