The winner is VenusdeSupsup! Congratulations, Venus, you may pick up your stack of books at the Customer Service counter of National Bookstore, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati. Just give them the email address you used to register here.
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We have five contenders for this week’s LitWit Challenge, Leila v Gloria. Less than we’d expected given the media storm, but not a bad effort at all. Now it’s time to pick the winner, and to make things more interesting we’ve decided to let you be the judge.
Read the 5 entries in Comments, and then vote for the playlet you like best.
We’re accepting votes until 4.44am tomorrow, 28 November 2011.
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That’s all you’ve got? Real life smacks you in the face with material and this is it? The lowliest baklita sweeping hair off the floor of the corner P20-peso haircut beauty parlor could do better. Hell, straight guys could do better.
The contest is extended until noon tomorrow, Sunday 27 November.
Classic bitch: Bette Davis in All About Eve, not to be confused with Korean soap
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There are many great plays with only two or three characters: Harold Pinter’s Betrayal (one married couple, one friend, infidelity), Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen (Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Nazi Germany and the Bomb), Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (Vladimir, Estragon, a couple of extras, Godot does not arrive).
For the Weekly LitWit Challenge 7.7 you’re going to write us a scene for a play with two or three characters. The protagonists are Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, the former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and President Benigno Aquino III (optional).
Maximum word count: 2,000 words
Deadline for submissions: 11.59 pm, Friday, 25 November 2011.
Post your entry in Comments.The prize is this stack of books.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John LeCarré, Ransom by David Malouf, The Last Station by Jay Parini, The Man in the Yellow Doublet by Arturo Perez Reverte, The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell, and Lush Life by Richard Price.
Give us something Nora and Vilma or Meryl and Judi or Dakota and Elle can sink their teeth into.
The Weekly LitWit Challenge is brought to you by our friends at National Bookstore.