Epeolatry 2013

2013: This Isn’t Romance

Hooray, epeolatarians! We’re in our third year, I just had my second child this past April, and now I’m about to turn 35! What does that mean for you? The worst prizes ever to come out of a writing contest, most likely (have you ever tried to knit with a colicky baby?), but it means it’s another chance to flex your bulging, buxom, … wait. What’s the theme?

“Sexy, Not Sexy” or “This Isn’t Romance” or “I’m Not in Love”

Inspired by a list produced by the Calgary Association of the Romance Writers of America (CARWA?), you’re to take 15 words from their collection of the sexiest* words and write a600 word short story.

The catch? It can’t be sexy. No romance, no erotica, no sensual situations. Yep. 15 steamy words, without the salacious story.


Escape” by Teresa G. Osgood.
Untitled” by Taceo
The Town that Fun Built” by Regina Evaslin