Ripped from the headlines
Head to your favorite online news source. Pick an article with a headline that grabs you. Now, write a short story based on the article.
So I moseyed on over to Tucsonnewsnow.com and took a look around. I was very sad to read that Alan Rickman has died at 69 from cancer, but at least he is not suffering any more. So I looked around for something that would make me laugh. I need a good laugh today. I had a bad day yesterday and it was not anyone’s fault but my own. I was just super tired and just in one of those moods where at the slightest thing I would cry or get upset. And I hate it when those moods come about, but they happen and all I can do is try to take a deep breath and make sure those around me know that I am just tired and not really upset with them as it may seem.
So – back to my task – I found a headline that made me giggle and now to write the short story – so here we go:
I was sitting in my local Waffle House, enjoying a plate of cheesy eggs, bacon and grits. The waitress smiles at me as she refills my coffee. “Writing anything interesting?” She asks me as I finish typing away on my little laptop that I use when I travel. I never leave home without a way to keep up with my writing. My readers want to know what happens in my next book as much as I do. “I am trying to finish my next book.” I tell her and then take a few more bites of food as I stare at the little blinking courser on my screen.
“Oh wow, I wonder if I heard of your other books? We don’t get many famous people in here.” I wouldn’t call myself famous I explained to her, and told her that I was currently working on a couple of fan fiction books for a TV show that went off the air several years ago. “It was called Firefly, its a science fiction TV show.” She of course had no idea what it was nor had ever head of my books, so we moved on to cashing out my check and I gave her a nice tip anyways. I had planned on staying in that booth for a while still and the place was almost empty since it was 10:30pm. But I wanted Breakfast and there were not many places where I can get Breakfast in the middle of the night.
Kennesaw, GA was a long ways from home and I was missing my husband like crazy. I wanted to just be home with him and my dogs, but for some reason my editor thought it would be a good idea to send me to the middle of no-where for a book tour. No one had read my blogs, no one has read my books, this was pointless. But I keep plugging away anyways, keep smiling and making new friends. And since I am not a fan of flying, I am doing a lot of driving and then taking one flight back home tomorrow.
I put my laptop away in my bag and just then I hear a loud commotion starting from the other side of the room. I look up to see a very loud, and very naked woman charging at me. Not being really sure of why there would be a naked woman charging at me while screaming – I stood there frozen unable to move. And that’s when the naked women decided that my pretty little face was in her way. Not only did she charge right at me and shove me to the ground – but she managed to punch me in the face, breaking my nose.
The cops arrived and tried their best to wrangle the naked screaming monster – she even managed to scratch one of them before they wrestled her to the ground and removed her from the property. She will be charged with several assault (thank you) and public indecency charges. I was treated at a local hospital and then released just in time for my flight. By the way, if you ever have to make it through air port security with two black eyes and a broken nose, I highly recommend you bring your release forms from the hospital and the police report. It came in handy for TSA, but it didn’t stop people from staring.
And that was all from my Imagination, one little headline and skimming over the article. – thank you so very much for reading my little story – have a blessed day. And remember, I will be in the woods enjoying the lake with my fam for the next few days. I will have an update post when we return – until then – Keep it classy!
Much peace, love and Boxer butts!