I need to preface this with an apology for my lack of presence here at KEA. My home-life has been hectic to say the least. Summer is at its end, finally, and I will have more time for blogging and that thing called my writing career, which has recently taken a backseat, very soon.
With the little time I have had, I've taken writing a short story into serious consideration. It's very difficult to delve into an emotional, full-length novel when you can only snatch twenty minutes here and there to actually work on something. Having such tight time constraints makes eighty thousand words seem insurmountable. A ten thousand word quickie looks very appealing in contrast.
I have to be in the mood to read them myself. When I am, an erotic amuse-bouche can be very tasty. I like them to be the perfect bite, if you will -- hot, steam-my-panties-off sex and the right amount of kink. I have an affection for shorts that focus on one particular fetish, whatever that may be.
The thing is, do readers actually like short stories? Why or why not?