August Fiction Prompts Culled from the News

Each month we gather some news headlines that are strange enough to be fiction. Here’s yet another batch of headlines to get your creative ideas flowing along with suggested genres.

Eco-Dystorian SF: Realistic Robo-Hawks Designed to Fly Around and Terrorize Real Birds

Political Thriller: ISIS the Rock Band Mistaken for the Terrorist Group

Horror: Man Accused of Sticking Needles in Packaged Meat “For the Hell of It”

Even Scarier Horror: Cannibal restaurant ‘with roasted human heads on the menu’ shut down by police

Southern Gothic: Man Jailed For Drunk Driving With 100 Chickens in His SUV

K-Mart Realism: Man, 24, fined for pretending to be a GHOST by making ‘woooooooh’ noises and waving his arms about in cemetery

Postmodern: Pilot Loses Control Of Plane After His Artificial Arm Falls Off

Novel of Manners: Man Pours Beer over Tiger as London Zoo Lates Parties Get out of Hand

Superhero Noir: Iron Men, Elmo, and Spider-Man Arrested in Times Square

Photo by Doctor Popular. Prompts from July and June.

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