The Screw Chocolate Countdown continues today with an essay-that-could-be-a-poem about relationships that include… more than two, by an author whose voice I absolutely adore.
Photography by Leslie Pringle // wrrldgrrl.com
About the author: L. Sara Bysterveld answers to Lindsay (her very good reason for the pretentious pen name can be found on her author site, LSaraBysterveld.com), aside from when she doesn’t answer at all because she is hiding from her five kids/step-kids, two partners, and two cats. She was voted ‘Most Likely to Publish a Book’ and ‘Most Likely to Be a Syndicated Columnist’ by her peers at her college journalism graduation party, immediately before jumping into the pool fully clothed. She’s currently working on the former with her non-fiction book, Triads: How It Works When Love Includes Three.
Find out more about Lindsay, triads and the book on Instagram (@thetriadbook) or the website TheTriadBook.com.
So this year, no full texts of anything because I want you to buy the book, because we’re using it to fundraise for Camp fYreFly. But here’s a taste:
Lindsay had a deliciously filthy fiction short story in last year’s Screw Chocolate project:
Valentine 3: The Long Commute by L. Sara Bysterveld
M. Jane Colette (that’s me)
YYC Queer Writers
(that’s my awesome peeps)
Screw Chocolate, Volumes 1 & 2!
Roses, cupid’s arrows, chocolate—chocolate? Screw chocolate! Queer up Valentine’s Day instead with these hilarious, heartbreaking (yes, sometimes deliciously filthy) valentines by Calgary authors who have a fresh, occasionally revolutionary (always, insightful) take on love.
Featuring fiction (or is it?), poetry, and non-fiction (or is it?) from Beatrice Aucoin, Dallas Barnes, L. Sara Bysterveld, Lotis Cervantes, M. Jane Colette/Marzena Czarnecka, Callan Field, Elisa Kae, Tanysia Komers, H. P. Longstocking, Tet Millare, Brooke Nicholas, Alyssa Linn Palmer, Nola Sarina, Dana Stan, T, Mel Vee, Ann Zee, and PW Zellie, and photography from Jennifer Weihmann (Volume 1) and Leslie Pringle (Volume 2).
In February 2017, we launched Screw Chocolate as our first collaborative multi-author multi-media project, and it kind of kicked ass. This year, we are thrilled to bring you Screw Chocolate 2 AND Screw Chocolate, our original 2017 edition — for the first time in a holdable, huggable, kissable, bitable (grrrrr) version.
If you are in Calgary on February 12–COME TO OUR LAUNCH PARTY!
Stay in the loop on what we’re planning for the night by RSVP’ing to our FAB FACEBOOK EVENT:
Screw Chocolate Launch: the ultimate un-Valentine’s Event
More information: mjanecolette.com/ScrewChocolate