I'm a writer because I have stage fright.
The news industry is a fear-making machine. True, it also publishes some wonderful unicorn-n-rainbow stories that make us feel like fluffy clouds in a blue sky — but their specialty is Freddy Kruger horror stories of the nonfiction kind. While the cynical deem this another part of daily life, it is definitely hard to ignore.
Electric Literature came up with a fantastic Halloween writing prompt based off of news headlines. You won’t believe some of these. Check out the details here.