Those first explosions of love can happen just about anywhere– you meet and then BOOM! Maybe at the grocery store, while walking the dog, perhaps while impatiently waiting in line at the bank (rare). Even at a dirty zine reading! THAT’S RIGHT– can you believe it?! Now, we can’t claim to be TOTALLY responsible for getting this adorable couple together, but we DID have something to do with Avery and Danika making a love connection on at our Dirty Zine Reading on Valentine’s Day, 2011!
Here’s their story . . .
“Ah, the love story… is so sweet, actually Danika wrote an amazing short story version of it . . .
We had shared an ongoing crush, and a slowly growing flirtation for about three years, after meeting at BUST! Wise Fool’s annual Women’s Circus Intensive Workshop. The Dirty Zine Reading was our first real date. We talked about wanting to cuddle, connect, share some mellow intimacy, in the preceding weeks. That night we met there to see where we were at with it all.
Sparks flew silently as we sat next to each other in the audience. During the break we chatted in the alley, aligned. . . neither of us thought it would be the beginning of something so sweet, substantial, profound. Later that night, our first kiss. So, I think of that day as our anniversary of sorts, of the relationship. Such lovely memories. . .
Danika recounts a more hilarious version . . .
Racing in late, and then I wasn’t there. Sweating, packed in, sitting next to each other during the most awkward first date moment: a sub dom story and porn playing, sexual energy turned inside out . . . talking during the break about how we’d be friends after we break up, before anything even happened! How we were gonna play it real cool, not get all intense. I was so distracted by her hotness . . .”
There you have it! You never know who you might meet, and what might happen at one of our dirty readings! It’s all so terribly wholesome– don’t you think?
Photo courtesy of Avery. Thank you!
Don’t miss Avery reading one of her tales at the DIRTY ZINE READING, This SUNDAY! 8pm! ABQ Zine Fest/Self Serve Benefit! Zine Readings! Music! Naughty Cookies! Raffle for Cool Prizes!