Saturday, May 31, 2014

Writing about 9/11, it's aftermath and loss - by Kandell & Thompson

Two great pieces of writing I came across about a week ago both dealt with loss out of 9/11. For Buzzfeed, Steve Kandell wrote "The Worst Day Of My Life Is Now New York’s Hottest Tourist Attraction" about visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum after his sister dying in the World Trade Center.

For ESPN, Wright Thompson in 2008 wrote "Bedtime Stories for Catherine" about Matthew Conley and the family he left behind after being killed in Iraq.

Both were really well written and moving pieces of writing.