October 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 — this time a special all-horror October edition:

Evil Clown Horror: Creepy clowns stalk and allegedly try to abduct UK children

Mommy-Monster Fiction: Mother duct tapes children to chairs to force them to watch Mommie Dearest

Novel of Creepily Bad Manners: Neighbor sends notes saying “children look delicious” and asking politely for a taste

Urban Planning Arachnophobia: Important Ohio bridge infested with thousands of spiders

Happy Loving Child Horror: Woman sues 12-year-old nephew for happily hugging her until her wrist broke

Body Horror: Woman mixes up eye drops and glue, glues friend’s eyes shut

Rampaging Moose Monster Fiction: Epic moose battle rages in suburb

Produce Crime: Violent (yet healthy-eating) teen charged with assaulting teacher with a carrot

Devil Dog Horror: Man’s dog gets him drunk, drives him in car (or so he claims when arrested)

Mini-Kaiju Monster Battle: Pigeon and rat battle in NYC park

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