Neil Gaiman and I were on a panel a long time ago. He was using the old spiel of “Fiction can’t be as weird as reality.” I said we can use any reality, as long as we write about it right.
This was my example. Got a laugh. Hope it put that idiot old rule to rest. Well, he though it was funny.
Sorry, get torqued off every time we get told how we “should” write, when it’s about going out and getting stuff in the world and coming back and writing a lot.
Don’t trust anybody making up rules about it.