1.19.2007

Hey, this would make a great story!

The most hated words a writer can here from his/her non-writer friends. Basically, anything can make a good story, so anything can make a bad story too. But there are some stories that are just too friggin amazing to ever be "story-ized", and this is one of them. Money quote:

The girl, called Ro Cham H'pnhieng, went missing as an eight-year-old along with her cousin when they were sent to tend cows near the border with Vietnam.

Villagers believed they had been eaten by wild animals until a girl was caught last week by a logging team as she was trying to steal some food they had left under a tree.

With blackened skin and hair stretching down to her legs, she was unrecognizable apart from a scar across her back that allowed her father to pick her out.

After 18 years in the wilderness, police said she was able to say only three words: father, mother and stomach ache.

3 comments:

grievous angel said...

I would like to subscribe to the Buzz and even BUY a subscription to the print mag BUT my emails sent to the address listed on the Barrelhouse website keep getting bounced back to me...what's up with that?

Mike said...

The email should be up and running again -- we were switching severs. For subscriptions, you can visit the Barrelhouse Store, at http://www.barrelhousemag.com/store.html

aaron said...

20,000 roads that I went down, down, down, but they all lead me straight back home to The Barrelhouse Store!