A Book a Week

The man read a book a week and was rarely moved.
But this particular book left him in tears.

It was a book unlike any he’d ever read,
for four very simple reasons:

1) It contained words
2) It was overwhelmingly sexually explicit
3) It was an autobiography
4) It was written by his mother

© Carl Burkitt 2017

Brief by Dave Slack: No brief was set. Dave donated £10 and left the comment “I read a book a week, so don’t need a story.”

This piece was written as a part of a fundraising project for Rethink Mental Illness, where I’m inviting people to set me any writing brief in exchange for donations.

Read all of the details here and if you’d like to get involved, email ca.burkitt@gmail.com or Tweet @CarlBurkitt!

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