In the past I have linked to many cool contests, but never actually hosted my own. Well that is about to change...
Welcome to my 1st Official Contest!
It's your turn to tell me a lil' sumpin' sumpin' about yourself.
Author Barry Lyga has graciously volunteered an AUTOGRAPHED COPY of his wonderful book BOY TOY for my contest winner. Boy Toy explores the ramifications of a relationship between a 7th grade boy and his teacher.
Now we all know that such relationships are wrong. And damaging.
And just plain icky.
But who hasn't had the hots for someone they weren't supposed to?
I certainly have.
Mr. Cushing. My 11th grade English teacher. He was Hollywood hot with a subversive charm. We read The Handmaid's Tale, A Clockwork Orange, and Demian to name a few. He understood my sarcasm, my angst, and my apathy. Never once did he tell me I was squandering my potential; he just let me be me. I loved him for that. And he was so damn sexy that I even managed to stay awake in his class, most days. I learned a lot from that man and I credit that to my crush. If only he had taught Economics, instead of that ogre Father Glass...
It was a harmless crush. It never crossed that line. And I'm sure you've had one of those yourself. So, here is your task: TELL US ALL A LIL' SUMPIN' SUMPIN' ABOUT YOUR MOST ILLICIT CRUSH. That time you were hot for teacher, or for that den leader, or that cute rabbi whose pants were too tight, or your best friend's mom, or the local Lolita, or that cousin that wrote poetry and windsurfed into your heart.
Of course, only write about an UNREQUITED LOVE. No tales that would force me to call the authorities or throw up in my mouth.
The best crush story wins the prize. Best being completely arbitrary, I know. But think salacious, honest, funny or tender, and well crafted. I'm open to a variety of forms; haiku, short essay, rhyming couplets, rambling.
I can't wait to read all your entries- post them below by August 28th!
A winner will be announced on August 31st. Best of luck!