If you were around a year ago, you’ll remember the first Fictionaut Valentine’s Day challenge: post a love story — and stay out of Al Capone’s way. Stories were tagged “valentine” and can still be found in the archives.
Now, with another Valentine’s Day looming, the first Valentine Day Massacre is available as a beautiful chapbook from Červená Barva Press, edited by Susan Tepper. For $7, you get stories from (deep breath): Doug Bond, Angela Brett, Estelle Bruno, Sheldon Lee Compton, Sara T. Einhorn, David Erlewine, Susan Gibb, Frank Hinton, Matt Kang, Dorothee Lang, Ryan McDermott, John Minichillo, Kevin Paul Myrick, Nora Nadjarian, Ajay Nair, Gabriel Orgrease, Derek Osborne, Meg Pokrass, Sam Rasnake, Beate Sigriddaughter, Marcus Speh, Paul Steven Stone, Miles Tepper, Susan Tepper, and xTx. What’s not to love?
Even better, there’s a new massacre underway now in the Valentine Day group. Join and add your stories, “soft, edgy, sweet, or bitter,” by February 14.