PAST LOVES DAY, 2008
Even if you never see the person again, a significant former love remains with you. That woman or man is woven into the tapestry of your life – maybe as a subtle shading here and there, maybe as a vibrant pattern smack in the middle. Without those threads, the weaving would be something else. You would be someone else.
-From If Only I Could Tell You
Few are aware of a new opportunity to acknowledge what lingers in their hearts. To bring awareness of PAST LOVES DAY, SEPTEMBER 17, to a wider world, Spruce Mountain Press is sponsoring its 2nd annual Past Loves Day Story Contest.
Write a true story of a former sweetheart, in no more than 700 words. Nearly everyone has such a story. So tell us about your earlier love, someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both. Did that woman or man change your life? How did that experience affect the rest of your life. Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell it as if you were talking to a good friend.
No entry fee.
First Prize: $100
Second Prize: $75
Third Prize: $50
All winners and Honorable Mentions will receive a copy of If Only I Could Tell You: Where Past Loves and Current Intimacy Meet, by Kate Harper and Leon Marasco
Winners will have their stories posted (anonymously, if requested by author) on Winners will have their stories posted20(anonymously, if requested by author) on the website.
CONTEST CLOSING DATE:
Entries must be sent by midnight, August 17, 2008. Winners will be announced on Past Loves Day, September 17, 2008. BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS
SEND YOUR ENTRY TO:
email: contest(at)ourpastloves.com (replace (at) with @)
or regular mail:
Spruce Mountain Press
61 Katuah Rd., Plainfield, VT 05667
We believe that everyone who participates in this contest will be a winner-by having revisited a meaningful part of their heart's journey.
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