December Fiction Prompts Culled from the News

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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 juices flowing along with suggested genres:

Alternative World SF: NASA telescope discovers “Super Earth” 180 light years away

Farm Horror: Barren Japanese town contains more scarecrows than people

Fake Celebrity Memoir: Man wakes up from coma and can’t believe he isn’t Matthew McConaughey

Celebrity Memoir You Wish Was Fake: Actor with history of violent and racist attacks wants pardon so he can open celebrity restaurant

Cyberpunk’d: Mistletoe drone spills blood at TGI Friday’s

Grinch Realism: Man kicked off plane for asking employees to stop wishing him “Merry Christmas”

True (Art) Crime: Man jailed after punching a hole in Monet painting

True (Kitsch) Crime: Couple goes on crime spree… stealing Christmas decorations

Animal Fan Fiction: Italian circus tries to pass dogs off as pandas

Brand Fan Fiction: Jack Daniels names son Jim Beam

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