Screw Chocolate Countdown: The Man in Gloom by Beatrice Aucoin

Today, the Screw Chocolate Countdown features the contribution of Beatrice Aucoin, a poetic essay that explores true love and second chances with the help of the ghost of Wilkie Collins.

Photography by Leslie Pringle // wrrldgrrl.com

About the author: 

Beatrice Aucoin is a queer writer originally from Cape Breton. She makes her home in downtown Calgary with her wife, Brett Bergie, and their son, Sam. The Woman in White is one of Beatrice’s favourite novels, so she was struck by the many shades of Wilkie Collins in her encounter with the man in the gloom and his relationship questions. 

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:

So, kitten…

M. Jane Colette (that’s me)
&
YYC Queer Writers
(that’s my awesome peeps)
present
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

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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.

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