There is a difference between probable, possible, and factual.
I did not read the stories on this site because everything was true or could be true. Twelve years after I became a reader I submitted a story, but I still do not write with that idea. It is called fiction for a reason.
My stories are extreme. If the events in the story were real I think I would have killed Page at least four times by now. Bones break, tendons tear, infection, shock, the list goes on.
But fiction is about suspending believe while holding on to a touch point of truth. My story is legal slavery in a modern setting. But those are not the only fiction elements.