AHHH Contest Time!

In honor of the release of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary last week, we are going to have a little fun…and the prize will be your very own copy of the book.

This isn’t going to be easy. This is going to be a writing challenge.

Here are the rules:

1. You must come up with a word and a unique definition for it ala David Levithan and The Lover’s Dictionary. You can and should use The Lover’s Dictionary twitter page as inspiration.

2. You cannot have read the book AT ALL (no going to the book store and browsing through it to cheat.)

3. Leave your word and definition in the comments section.

4. The end date is January 19th.

Be creative, be ostentatious, be personal, be truthful, be gritty. Impress me.


16 thoughts on “AHHH Contest Time!

    • romance, n. : The alter reality people submit themselves to that allows them to fantasize that they will live happily-ever-after with another human being; a nonsensical state of mind that defies reality and consequences; a euphoria caused by the release of peptides from the hypothalamus that produces delusions of grandeur and narcissistic self stimulation; v. :putting all your eggs in one basket…with your eyes closed.

  1. Marked, v.: 1. The act of laying claim to another’s body, whether an actual claim (see hickey) or an emotional claim (see engagement, proposal, love). 2. The remains at the end of a relationship (see broken, scarred, regret, resentment, anger, hate, memory).

  2. broken, adj.: The state of our marriage after your oh-so-secret texts to Gary from work; the result of my heart after you left me and our two dogs and one cat alone in a large empty house; how your favorite wine glasses looked after you walked out.

  3. warmth, n. : The sensation I feel when we kiss, spreading throughout my entire body; that gentle burn of passion that comes from when our two souls meet between our lips; a cloak of your love as we sit by a cozy fire and whisper sweet nothings to one another.

  4. Slurreal, adj.: When my bourbon lips kissed your peppermint schnapps lipstick we mixed a mint julep cocktail that melted our wristwatches.

  5. euphoria, n.: you sat next to me on our couch, you were trying to be just a bit coy by holding a plate in your hand that contained pickles and ranch dressing, but your eyes alone gave away the joyful message – pregnant!

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  7. In Like, adj: The state between the first date and love. The valley in which you find yourself dressing up just go to a dark movie and giggle everytime someone asks about your new relationship.

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