The One-Legged Snowboarder Who Built an Ingenious Prosthetic for Himself—and His Opponents

An amazing story of perseverance and resiliance — “Cyborg Mike” has not let 12 broken bones, a dozen or so concussions, and the loss of a leg stop him from competing in the sports he loves.

He had no idea that he’d keep stretching those goals until he would eventually refashion himself into a new athlete, competing on an even larger stage with equipment he’d created—and, remarkably, outfitting his opponents with the same. That old Monster Mike? He was nothing compared to the Cyborg Mike to come.

 

Source: GQ
Published: Mar 7, 2022
Length: 19 minutes (4,834 words)

The Pretender

People in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, thought Lois Reiss was a nice wife and grandmother. If she had a vice, it was playing the slots. Then she committed murder.

Source: The Atavist
Published: Sep 30, 2020
Length: 37 minutes (9,400 words)