Headlines Woven into a Snapshot of Our World

This might be a useful writing assignment to give students.  Have them use three or four headlines and weave them into a coherent story that conveys something about the current state of our world.  Recent examples from the news…

Mystery of 56 Sheep Found Wandering Around a Village Where No One has Come Forward to Claim Them

Monstrous Whirlpool Appears in Latvian River Sucking Everything in its Path into a Watery Vortex 

Women to Blame for Earthquakes, Says Iran Cleric