* Having your Pulitzer Prize winning story collection include an "interview" in the discussion material between the author and the titular character. "Wait, you were following me?" the titular character says and we all die a little.
* Telling the dog that the wind is chasing us Happening style. Well, maybe this isn't a bad idea, really.
* Writing a boring half of a story to meet the requirements of a class exercise then making a note at the end of the file that says, "Make second half good. Add monsters."