Title: The Kiss
Author: Peter Goldsworthy
Publication Date: 16th May 2012
Format: E-Book - EPUB
Genre: Literary Fiction / Short Story
Source: ARC via NetGalley
Drunk, restless and excited, Kenny and Tom decide to continue their night with a swim in the local water tank. At first exuberant and elated, the teenagers' adventure takes a terrifying turn when they realise they are trapped in the tank with no way out.
Dark and gripping, Peter Goldsworthy's The Kiss is a classic Australian short story from one of our masters of the form. (Goodreads Synopsis)
This is a very interesting short story in that it makes this sudden twist which is unexpected and shocking.
Starting as an average conversation between two teen boys, the story goes on to pose the question: what lengths would you go to in order to survive?
Though only a few pages long, this is a gripping tale and one that will definitely stay with you.