Welcome to the Valentine's Day Flash Fiction Carnival!
As humorist Will Cuppy pointed out, "love...is very peculiar and could well do with more study."
So here's your chance! Whether you're a romantic, a cynic or just a wee bit strange, we have goodies for you!
Today's tales include stories of love lost...
Moonlight's Gift by Thomma Lyn
A Standing Appointment by Gwen Mitchell
Love Everlasting by jerzegurl
A Valentine's Short by Kathleen Oxley
Hands by Susan Helene Gottfried
Lovesong by Genevieve K. Waller
...love not quite found...
This Rugged Road by Lee Ann S. Murphy
Love Not Wisely by Bunnygirl
...a light-hearted fling...
The Afternoon Boyfriend by Bunnygirl
...and stranger things... some love, some a bit more sinister...
Shademoss Asks the Ancient Oak by L.J. Janik
Dangerous Type by AlannahJoy
Valentine’s at Castle Dracuul by William Skye
Do you have a Valentine-themed story? Post your link in the comments before 5 pm Central Time today, February 14, or email to uhamp "at" yahoo "dot" com, and I'll try to sneak you into the posting lineup!
Please comment on the linked stories, where comments are allowed. It's understood that not all themes appeal to all folks, so contributors are asked to comment on at least six out of the twelve stories posted here. (Don't worry-- your previous comments on older posts do count toward your quota!) Those of you who are just visiting, we'd appreciate your comment love, too. It is Valentine's Day, after all!
Have a happy one, and keep your mitts out of the chocolate!