Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Writing from Across the Web - including Michael Mooney on bowler Bill Fong & Obituary of Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld

As I was posting earlier today on writing taken from Atlanta Magazine, The Daily Beast and FlipCollective, it occurred to me how many different places feature great writing.

With links provided via Twitter, stories from across the web are so much more accessible than in the past and I'm finding great work on sites such as TVFury and Noble Failures as well as those from freelance sports writer Brandon Sneed and Tampa Bay Times writer Michael Kruse.

To this concept of great writing I never would have found without Twitter, two brilliant pieces lately were from D Magazine and The Telegraph.

From the Dallas-area magazine came "The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever" by Michael Mooney. It's a remarkable look at recreational bowler Bill Fong and his efforts to bowl only the 22nd verified 900 series with back to back to back 300 games.

The Telegraph piece is an obituary with the synopsis "Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who has died aged 88, escaped from Occupied France to join the Special Operations Executive (SOE); parachuted back on sabotage missions, he twice faced execution, only to escape on both occasions, once dressed as a Nazi guard." Yep, the rest of the piece is... like that.