Last year I ran a friendly little competition to see who could submit the best, TRUE, Dating Horror Story. The winners won nothing but our collective, jaw-dropping awe and respect.
THIS YEAR, though, there will be an actual prize for the winner, to be furnished by yours truly. SO, let's open up this kettle of fish again! Here are the rules:
1. Submit your Dating Horror Story either via the Contact Form, or via e-mail to thenakedredhead (at) gmail (dot) com. Your horror story must be TRUE and it must be a FIRST PERSON experience. (In other words, don't submit something that you're like, "One time my friend was on a date with this guy...") The stories can be new or old, just make 'em good!
2. Keep your entry to 300-500 words (I'm lookin' at YOU, Carly!). If they're more than 500 words, I'm just cutting that sucker off at 500, so get the juicy stuff in early!
3. Once I receive your entry, I'll post it on the main page for all to read. Feel free to interact with your audience by responding to comments and answering their questions in the comments section of the post.
4. Entries can be submitted NOW through 10/27/10, with entries being posted as soon as tomorrow. I'll run the last few on Thursday, 10/28/10 and will set up a survey via Survey Monkey for you all to place your votes. Voting will run through 10/31/10, and the winner will be announced on Monday, 11/1/10.
So that's that! The winner will receive a special prize package from moi.
If you need a little inspiration, check out last year's stories here.