November 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:

Rich Libertarian Utopia / Rest of Humanity Dystopia Fiction: 300-pound private security robots patrol Silicon Valley corporate campuses

MFA Metafiction: Writing group robbed at gunpoint while workshopping in cafe

K-Mart Dark Fantasy: Mother buys daughter dollar store princess wand, only to find demonic wrist-slashing girl inside

Domestic Action Thriller: Man blows himself up outside of home after family argument

Domestic Action Thriller with Animals: Woman stabs man to protect pet turtle

Disney Film Treatment: Dog hitches ride on ambulance to stay with beloved owner

Magical Realism / IHOP Native Advertising: Dead woman wakes up in body bag, goes home and eats pancakes

Science Fiction Gross-Out Comedy: The Moon is covered in puke bags, trash, and golf balls.

Biblical Survivalist Fiction : Australian man surfs dead whale surrounded by sharks

Chat Noir: Mysterious giant cat stalking French countryside and evading 200 police

George Saunders B-Side: Restaurant chain employs mistletoe drones on customers

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