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.