Ripped Into the Headline
Write about something that happened over the weekend as though it’s the top story on your local paper.
The annual influx of tourists as well as local residents of a small north-coast town were yesterday treated/subjected to more than they’d bargained for when a woman in her seventies ran screaming naked down the (mercifully short) main street.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, was cornered by drinkers at the local pub and transported to hospital for psychiatric assessment, but was later released when doctors declared her ‘as sane as they were’ – although local sources later suggested this may not mean much due to chronic overwork and understaffing.
Following her release, the woman, clad in hospital scrubs, dismissed the incident as ‘a momentary aberration caused by the weather and a case of writer’s block’.
‘I usually surf in summer,’ she explained, ‘so lack of inspiration doesn’t matter so much, but rain, rough seas and bluebottles have kept me out of the water and I’m desperately in need of a creative project.’
The woman also mentioned that she would return to haunt anyone referring to her as ‘elderly’, adding credibility to concerns regarding local hospital staff.