Some Valentine’s Day announcements:
1. Free shipping on all orders through Valentine’s Day! Time to gift yourself or your favorite crush with superhero ware.
2. Passion is back for all of you lovers of red and pink!
3. It’s time for the 2nd Annual Superhero Valentine’s Day contest! The theme this year is THE CRUSH.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short story about a wild crush in your life. Childhood crushes, celebrity crushes, stories of the crazy things we do for the crush. We want your crush stories!
Entries must be received by Tuesday, February 8th.
Three of our favorite stories will be selected to receive Superhero Gift Certificates of $25 each. Woo hoo! Favorites will also be published on the site so we can all be inspired by your crush stories. Fame and fortune will be yours!
Celebrity Judges will be:
SARK – best-selling author, artist, most inspiring person
Laurie Wagner – writer, teacher, word-wrangler extraordinaire
Matthew Passmore – artist, builder of libraries in the desert, dear husband of mine
Story about desert library to come this week on the Superhero Journal.
and Maya Stein– writer, maker of dioramas, and cutter of hair
And a crush story from yours truly:
When I first moved to San Francisco 10 years ago, I had a crush on a boy who worked at Noah’s Bagels. I passed by there every morning and looked for him, but was too shy to even ask his name. To my friends, he was affectionately referred to as “bagel boy.”
One night, in a moment of inspiration, I remembered the old bagel that was drying out in my fridge. I leapt out of bed, grabbed the nearest Sharpie, and wrote my name and phone number on the smooth side of the bagel. I grinned, amused at my bold plan, and went back to sleep.
The next morning, my heart beat frantically in my chest as I rode the bus to Fillmore Street. When I got to the front of the line, he smiled and asked the usual, “What can I get for you?”
I replied, “Actually, I have something for you today.”
And set down the small paper sack on the counter.
Then I sprinted out of the store.
He called the next day.
What are your crush stories?