Halloween Fiction Prompts Culled from the News

Each month we gather some news headlines that are strange enough to be fiction. Here’s a horrific batch of Halloween headlines to get your creative juices bubbling:

Family flees 6,000 deadly spiders “bleeding out of the walls” of home

Woman buried alive, funeral goers hear screams from the grave

Teenage girl cuts off her playmate’s fingers with an axe for sacrifice to Satan

Man finds free dead mouse in his McDonald’s coffee

Nurse accused of killing 38 patients she found annoying, taking selfies with the bodies

Illinois driver finds coyote stuck in car’s bumper once arriving to work

Man crawls up from subway hatch to throw smoke bomb at New York diners

Grieving parents find supposedly dead son at door

Thieves toss chainsaws at cops

Man grows gigantic, likely evil, pumpkins in backyard

Woman finds three-inch leech living inside her nose

Gigantic crabzilla monster gets ready to attack Britain

Scary clowns plague California towns

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