Thursday, April 15, 2010

When your readers miss the twist in the tale you fail

So far the response I've had to the short story I posted yesterday (Family Ties) has been mixed and many people have said they didn't get the twist at the end. (My wife, who normally sees twists coming, included.)

So I've made a couple of small edits to try and make it more obvious.

Would you do me a favour? Could you read it and tell me what you think is going on.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. They wouldn't be "Brains Faggots" now would they?

    So, ok, I do get it. But I can see how some people wouldn't get it; thinking that you're using the Z-word figuratively rather than in its "Day-of-the-Dead" sense.