We’ve got the tinsel up and the Christmas tunes on in the office – it’s fair to say we’re feeling very festive! But it’s not all fun – we’ve also been working very hard on lots of Christmas stories for the magazines. It’s a great chance to look to reinvent old stories with a new Christmas angle or take a fresh story and sprinkle some festive magic on it. Click on the stories below to read the full version, and enjoy!
BUTCHERED – AS SHE BAKED CHRISTMAS CAKE!
Jill’s children begged her to leave her violent partner, Brian, 56, but she didn’t listen. Then, as Jill iced a cake in preparation for a family Christmas, Brian grabbed the knife from her – and stabbed her a staggering 16 times. Brian was jailed for 12 years but Jill’s children will never forgive him for robbing them of their mum – and Christmas, Jill’s favourite season. Her daughter Nikki, 27, and the rest of the family told their story to Take A Break magazine.
SPECIAL DELIVERY! LOVE WITH XMAS POSTIE
XMAS HEARTBREAK! HUBBY’S WEB OF DECEIT
Sarah, 28, and Billy, 25, shared a love for online game World of Warcraft. Then last November, Billy flew to Sweden to visit a couple he’d met on the computer game, explaining he needed time and space to think. But he never returned for Christmas. Four months later and he still hadn’t returned. Eventually he admitted he was leaving Sarah – for the Swedish woman he’d met on Warcraft. Her story was in Real People – and had previously been told in the Sun.
When Nina, 28, and her husband Mike, 29, had the baby girl they’d longed for, they wanted to make her first Christmas extra special. They decided to ditch buying gifts for each other and instead, pooled their resources to spoil their beloved baby daughter rotten. Last Christmas, Saylor, now two, received £5k in presents including designer clothing, Tiffany jewellery, an iPad and even a new car! Their crazy Christmas spending story was in Real People.
It’s always double trouble for Cal, 39, at Christmas. She spends every Christmas Day with her identical twin sister Ali… and their twin husbands! Their identical husbands Jim and Jeff buy the pair matching presents and they always enjoy the special day in the huge farmhouse, which the two couples live in together. They revealed their unusual relationship to Real People magazine.
MY HOLIDAY TUMMY BUG WAS A CHRISTMAS BABY!
Charlotte, 25, went on holiday with her grandmother expecting a nice sunshine break — but they became desperately ill with “Egypt Belly”. She sought medical advice when her symptoms persisted back in the UK — and was told she was 20 weeks pregnant! The pregnancy was unplanned but Charlotte and boyfriend James were delighted when little Evie was born on Christmas Eve 2010. Her story was in Pick Me Up.
Let us know if something shocking or exciting happens to you this Christmas. You could sell your story to a national magazine or newspaper and get some cash in the bank ready for next year’s celebrations! Contact us using the form on the right, and we’ll give you a ring to discuss your options.