February Fiction Prompts Culled from the News

Electric Lit relies on contributions from our readers to help make literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive. Please support our work by becoming a member today, or making a one-time donation here.

Stuck on an idea for your next short story? Every now and then we gather news headlines that are strange enough to be fiction. Here’s a batch of headlines to get your creative juices flowing along with suggested genres:

Image via Twitter

Pixar Film Treatment: Raccoon goes an epic adventure after hitching a ride to a garbage truck

Apocalyptic Science Fiction: Scientists awake unknown microbes from ancient crystals

Feral Hog Apocalypse Science Fiction: Texas desperately trying to stop “feral hog apocalypse”

Interspecies Erotica Ebook: Goat falls in love with a UPS driver

Racist Comedy of Errors: Texas hunters who claimed to be attacked by immigrants actually shot each other

Rags to Riches Restaurant Fiction: Random diner gets swamped with customers after mistakenly given Michelin star

Bovine Tragedy: Cow escapes and flees through Queens, then dies from “over-tranquilization”

Sea Horror: Crab species rips its best friends in half, wears massacred bodies on claws

Kitty Noir: Top Boston police cat gets a new home

More Like This

Thank You!