Friday, 14 February 2014
The Bloody Valentine Bloghop!
Happy Anti-Valentine's Day, friends! A.F. Stewart is hosting the Bloody Valentine Bloghop today, and I am venturing over to the dark side! This is what A.F. Stewart had to say about it:
On February 14th, I'll be hosting a darkly delightful, blood dripping, Valentine's Day blog hop where it's down with the idea of candy and flowers. For one day writers and bloggers will dispense with the sappy romance, and show you the bad side of love.
We will be celebrating heartbreak, love gone wrong, romantic mayhem and tragedy, hopefully with that little splash of humour and blood. On the Bloody Valentine Blog Hop you will find out what happens when the rose petals die, the candy melts, and lovers are looking for payback.
Okay, all of you who know me will know that this is NOT what I'm all about. I don't really do the dark side, I do fluffy and sweet. But you know what, love is never just about that. Sometimes, it's downright ugly.
On the bad side of romance, there is disappointment, doubt, massive insecurity. There are tears, and nights spent at home with a tub of Ben and Jerry's.
If you've ever felt that level of heartbreak, when something you thought was forever ends, or something you wanted is abruptly snatched away from you, it's actually impossible to describe that level of pain.
Obviously, I do have a story to tell. A story of a guy who broke me, and who - after close to ten years - still wanders in and out of my dreams occasionally. But even after all that time, the story still feels too personal to share with the whole world. My best friends know it, of course. And one day, I am positive there is an epic story inside me that will come out, inspired by all that happened. But not yet.
And I guess that's the truth of the dark side of love. Even after you've moved on, been in other relationships, and you don't even think about it anymore (unless a bloghop asks you to dredge up some memories lol :p ), there are some things that will always leave a mark on you.