It's that time of the year again, when Hallmark, Laura Secord and countless florists seek to help us chase away the winter blues with a bit of romance. So, in the spirit of the season, let's try a love story. A love story between monsters. They can be cuddly little furballs, shambling zombies, blood-sucking vampires, or many tentacled space creatures—your choice. But there is love. 1000 words, due by next Friday, the 15th. Noonish.