I know there are some good writers who follow Big Shoe Diaries, and many of you likely have great tales of dating woe to tell. Well, this fun contest from NEXT magazine sounds like an interesting opportunity to have your winning entry set to a photo essay and published in the magazine. They're asking for a 500 word story of your most nightmare-ish dating experience by October 5th. You can enter here. Anybody have some horrifying stories they want to share??? Colby and I are definitely going to write one of ours up for the contest.