Stranger than Fiction?

Fiction: an excerpt from suspense novel Painted Black:

Sidney frowned and tilted his head to look from another angle.  Walked to the other side of the tray table.  Lifting the left breast slightly, he moved the padded brace close enough so the bosom remained in place.  Satisfied, he consulted the work order once again.

All that remained was the positioning of the legs.  She would be sitting in a chair so he had built a metal, crate-like frame just the right size to prop the legs up.  He would have liked to cross the legs in a more natural pose, but the specs drawn for him were inflexible.  Men who paid this much money to get what they wanted were seldom happy with creative alterations.

Reality: From today’s headlines:

Soon after, the funeral home manager, Susan Birkencamp, met with Shular-Cameron’s two children, Marc Nail and Amber Thebeau-Tunison. She told them their mother’s body had been “mistreated,” Nail told The Blade that another employee had witnessed his coworker Lawrence Clement “fondling” the corpse.

via Funeral Home Employee Arrested  – Careers Articles.

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