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Love stories wanted for Valentine’s ‘Everybody Has a Story’

Got a great love story? We’d love to read it.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, The Columbian’s Feb. 9 “Everybody Has a Story” column will feature as many true tales by readers about love as space will allow.

We’re talking about love in all its permutations. Romance is one aspect, of course, and romantic tales are perfectly welcome — but what else might love mean to you?

The main “Everybody Has a Story” rule still applies: Your story must be true and first-person, that is, it happened to you. The other usual rule is stricter: Keep it concise, so we can print lots of them. (If we spill way over, we’ll post the extras online.) Expect a little kindly editing. The deadline is 9 a.m. Jan. 31.

While you’re at it, don’t forget that general “Everybody Has a Story” submissions are always welcome — and the cupboard is close to bare now, so we’re eager to see them. “Everybody Has a Story” permanently relocates to the front of our Sunday Life section Jan. 19.

Send all “Everybody Has a Story” submissions to: Call “Everybody Has an Editor” Scott Hewitt with questions at 360-735-4525.


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