For this year’s Valentine’s Day Issue, we put out a call for readers to pen stories about their favorite Pittsburgh personalities. On the following pages, you’ll read an ode to our beloved cover model; an always smiling WQED celebrity who made it into not one, but two stories; a popular chef whose food is so delicious, the writer penned a futuristic love story about an imaginary restaurant; a romantic script to the city itself; and one story, well, let’s just say it’s a love letter to every single woman in Pittsburgh. (You’ll see what I mean.)
My fanfic? I’m picturing all of our readers, lying in a bed full of City Papers, dressed only in the tattoos of transferred newsprint ink, whispering, “I can’t believe I get to read this incredible paper every week for free. Print media is alive! Aliveeeeeeeeeee!”
Hey, fan fiction is fantasy, after all.
The winners of our Pittsburgh FanFic contest:• IT’S LOVE & a Lot of Other Stuff
*All of the submissions are fictional pieces submitted by our readers. They do not reflect the viewpoints of Pittsburgh City Paper.