November 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:

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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