There are two things you may or may not already know:
1)Our very own J.A. Tyler has an exciting new book coming out soon, from Fugue State Press, A Man of Glass & All the Ways We Have Failed. A little bit about the book, straight from the Fugue State site:
This is a man being so much other than.
How the love falls out of him, replaced by beads, by water, by nails, by
Bent on a curb, blowing kisses to dead lips in that window above, a voice
calling out a name, her not looking down at the wreckage.
A man when there is none left.
This is a love poem, a love poem that doesn’t want to be, a love poem
about shattering open, about groping for what is left when there is
nothing left, when subsistence isn’t enough, when we are damaged and the
memories of what was, are all that is.
2)Valentine’s Day, that holiday secretly manufactured in a mall laboratory by Hallmark, Kay Jewelers and Spencer Gifts, is right around the corner.
So. It seems appropriate and right that Fugue State Press and J.A. are offering his upcoming book to the person with the shittiest love story.
Yup. That’s right. Here’s what you do. In the comments thread, just tell us your shittiest love story. J.A. will pick the winning story on Valentine’s Day and the winner will be sent an advanced copy of A Man of Glass & All the Ways that We Have Failed. Isn’t that nice of FSP’s James Chapman and J.A.?
Now spill guts for us. Shittiest love stories, go!