This post is part of a series recommending narrative, longform journalism and nonfiction pieces.
The title of this post speaks for itself. Click, read, and be surprised by the stuff that happens in real life.
The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogota by Susan Dominus, The New York Times Magazine
Two sets of fraternal twins — one from the city, one from the country in Colombia — find out they’re each other’s identical twins.
The Wedding Sting by Jeff Maysh, The Atlantic
In the 90s in rural Michigan, a police force decides to bust a local drug ring by having a fake wedding.
A Long Walk’s End by William Browning, SB Nation
When he’s confronted about embezzling thousands of dollars from his employer, James T. Hammes runs away to the Appalachian Trail. And doesn’t get caught until six years later.
And because the main character of this piece is too quirky to not share his story:
The Everlasting Forrest Fenn by Taylor Clark, The California Sunday Magazine
A retired business-minded art dealer spices up life by hiding a 42 pound chest of priceless treasure and self-publishing a book that holds the key to its location. No one’s found it, yet.