Story no. 1: SOS Brenda Carter:
This is a great true story. And it could only have unfolded in blogworld.
If you know about it, I hope you don't mind me re-telling it again! It has all the ingredients of a short story thriller! There is mystery, intrigue, community spirit and eventual happy ending.
Yesterday the rather wonderful womagwriter sent out this SOS on her blog post entitled: "Calling Brenda Carter".
Apparently the editor of Women's Weekly loved a story submitted to the magazine so much she wanted to publish it. But - and this is A BIG BUT! - the author didn't attached any contact details to the story. All the editor knew was that the story was written by a Brenda Carter.
The editor asked a few classy blogs for their help and so the SOS was sent out. For a few frantic blog posts whizzing all over a place, a virtual cry of "Calling Brenda Carter" went up in glorious virtual technicolour.
You can read how the this story unfolded in the comments section of the SOS piece here.
I'll let you guess what happened next.
Moral of the story: the nice blogging community ROCKS! Oh and always attach your contact details to any submission that you send out to editors.
Story no. 2: Charlie needs a new home.
This story is looking for a happy ending:
Charlie the cat needs a new home. You can read his story here and see glorious pics of him too. If you can help please do. I'd love for this to have a lovely ending like Brenda Carter's.
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p.s. It's MY WEEKLY not Woman's Weekly, sorry! :-)