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