December 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 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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