Weird world news? The perfect writing material.

The truth is far stranger than fiction. I’m serious. It’s the name of this blog, after all. How do you get your ideas, people ask? From life, from the headlines, from the strange buried news that could not possibly be made up because no one would believe it. Take this bit of info, for example.

Smuggler taken down by irate reptilessmiley face

The Norwegian 22 year old who stuffed 14 Royal Pythons and 10 Albino geckos in socks and taped them to his body was the victim of a bloodless coup, when the critters started up a crazy commotion that was impossible to ignore by customs officials in Oslo. Surprisingly, it wasn’t the undulations of the peeved critters that made officials take a close look at the youth, but the tarantula they discovered in his luggage. Reptile smuggling is not uncommon in Norway, which prohibits people from owning many reptile species and the smuggler was fined $2,256 dollars.

You see what I mean? Wouldn’t that make a wonderful story? Perhaps part of a cozy mystery? Here’s a real headline below. Do you think it would be the basis for a good story? Got any strange news in your area that’s even “stranger than fiction?” Do share! All posts get you entered in the July drawing for an Amazon gift card.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by bn100 on July 27, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Heard similar stories before



  2. Posted by Bob on July 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Could it really be….that the reptiles and insects were smuggling him????



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