WRITING PROMPT:The News Muse
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Log on to a news website, and match up three random words from three article headlines to use in a story of your own.
For example, via CNN this morning, I could have used “billion,” “targeted” and “swans” from the following headlines*:
“Half a billion eggs recalled in 17 states”
“WikiLeaks founder: I was targeted”
“Sell queen's swans, Briton suggests”
*There was even a Spider-Man headline option in there. But I forced myself to resist.
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