The Weekly LitWit Challenge 7.9: Addictions is no longer accepting entries. We’re very pleased to see stories from first-time participants. The winner will be announced in a day or two.
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Until we can lay eyes on the actual movie we’ve been reading the reviews of Shame by Steve McQueen. As you know it is about a sex addict played by Michael Fassbender. The reviews have been mixed—many critics have noted that the sex is the movie is strangely non-erotic. Since the protagonist is a sex addict, isn’t that the point?
This got us to thinking about addictions and how at some point the substance, thing, or activity one is addicted to ceases to be fun. Sounds like material for a LitWit challenge.
In 1,000 words or less, write us a story from the POV of an addict who no longer enjoys whatever it is they’re addicted to (sex, drugs, alcohol, shopping, whatever) but can’t bring themselves to stop.
The deadline is noon on Saturday, 10 December 2011. The winner will receive these three books: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John LeCarré, and Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell.
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Thank you for following the Weekly LitWit Challenge. Unfortunately the volunteer English teaching program we had planned fell through, but yesterday we turned over a donation of school supplies to NBS Foundation’s Project Aral. In the coming months we will make regular donations to schools in need.