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A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis

Author(s): Irene Woodbury

Location(s): France, Las Vegas, United States (USA)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Mid 2000s



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Quirky jobs, wacky friends, hot crushes, and an unraveling marriage are all part of this darkly funny novel describing 45 year-old newlywed Wendy Sinclair’s life in Las Vegas after she impulsively decides to stay following a bizarre girls’ weekend in 2005.
Set in: Las Vegas, Nevada, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Paris, France, Houston, Texas

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Real issues explored against a humourous backdrop, great characters. It is clear that the author loves Las Vegas, her ability to describe her setting brings you right on to “The Strip”, opulent casino lobbies...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020