Stephen King on Short Stories & Kissing Strangers

A short story is a different thing altogether–a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger. That is not, of course, the same thing as an affair or a marriage, but kisses can be sweet, and their very brevity forms their own attraction. Stephen King

I’m trying to decide whether that imagery will help me write more interesting short stories or whether it’ll just distract me.

Here’s the rest of the quote:

“A short story is a different thing altogether–a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger. That is not, of course, the same thing as an affair or a marriage, but kisses can be sweet, and their very brevity forms their own attraction.”

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