Yesterday, I released my short non-horror tale Kiss and Tell at Wattpad which can be read, or downloaded using the Wattpad app which is also free via the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
Kiss and Tell was a little sideways mash up of Fifty Shades of Grey meets Tales of the Unexpected and centers on themes of office sexual tension and a silly bet between two co-workers that takes a wrong turn. I don’t deviate from my comfort zone very often but I had fun with Kiss and Tell, and tried to offer something with a little splash of noir. Always hard to do in a short tale, given the characterisation and length constraints, but overall I was pleased with the result.
There were two very different versions of the ending of this story, but after considering them both, I decided to go all in with the released version as it offered a more consistent beat with the femme fatale theme I was trying to deliver in the first place.
Kiss and Tell will mark the last short story I intend to release and give away for free, at least for a while as I try and devote more time to the novel I’m working on. I’ve been cutting my chops for years as a short story writer and still have a passion for writing short tales, but I’ve decided to be more selective about the type of tale I write as a short piece, and I’m also of the view that there is enough of my stuff out there for free now to enable readers to get a flavour of my work and if they want to read more.
You can get Kiss and Tell at the link below.