In-Depth Stories: Five Longform Features to Save for the Weekend

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In our latest reading list of some of the best longform writing recently published on WordPress, you’ll find stories about a terrifying home invasion, the power of a single tree, a journalist’s attempt to correct the record, and more.


“The Gruesome November Night in One of Washington’s Wealthiest Suburbs,” Jason Fagone

In The Washingtonian, Fagone goes through court documents to piece together a true crime story detailing a couple’s harrowing night in a wealthy suburb.

“Sir, who are you looking for?” he said. “My name is Leo Fisher.”

“I know,” the man replied, then forced the couple into their bedroom so he could begin the interrogation.

That’s the word he used, interrogation, and that’s what the next three hours felt like. The man said he had their house under surveillance and knew they didn’t go out much. He started asking for details about Leo’s firm, using names Leo recognized…

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