OMFG, kittens, this piece! Today, the Screw Chocolate Countdown features an author who writes fiction and love stories as if they were poems; I cannot get enough of their voice. And this title. Jesus:
Photography by Leslie Pringle // wrrldgrrl.com
About the author: Lotis Clemente Cervantes lives in Calgary with her wife. She is a yoga enthusiast (?) and a creator of LGBT-themed stories written in Taglish (Tagalog/English) that veer toward sadness/drama… which she claims is not intentional. You can find her works at Wattpad.com/lccervantes.
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:
Lotis has a beautiful piece about true love, and the torturous path to it, in last year’s Screw Chocolate as well, have a read:
Valentine 14: Alter Ego In A Red Tie by Lotis Cervantes
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:
More information: mjanecolette.com/ScrewChocolate