Comedy is everywhere if you allow yourself to see it—to feel it. It can be subtle or overt, dark or joyous, adorable or cheeky. Such ageless versatility is beyond compare. Curated with that in mind, author R.A. Clarke proudly presents sixteen humorous stories to the world.
Between these covers, you’ll find short fiction in several genres. Each tale is infused with unique characters and comical situations, some rooted in reality, others certainly not. Flip the page and join a jewel heist executed by bumbling thieves at a gastronomy party, meet a lowly soul gifted the fantastical chance to redo an all-consuming moment of regret, or sweat alongside a father as he realizes his daughter is growing up too fast. Turn another page and you’ll enjoy clowning around while meeting Mr. Right, then zoom in on a perfectly focused meet cute, or feel Mother Nature’s wrath as a rebellious fishing excursion goes all kinds of wrong. There is something in this collection for everyone to enjoy, including eight never-before-seen stories.
Allow yourself to be entertained and whisked away. Let humour in all its glorious forms tempt your lips to move. Don’t fight the urge. Embrace it. Go ahead and let your lips twitch.
Humour in fiction can be hit or miss for many, but I find it works best in the form of short stories, which might explain why I had such a great time with Let Your Lips Twitch. This was the perfect collection to read over the course of the month and it was comforting to sink into a humourous story every night before bed. I have been reading a lot of horror lately, so this is collection was refreshing and much needed! I think it is best to dip in and out of these stories whenever you need a laugh and, for that reason, this would make for a great gift.
The stories range in length, style, and subject while highlighting how versatile comedy can be! I didn’t go into this collection expecting to read about the tumultuous marriage between Mr. and Mrs. Clause, but I loved every second of it. I think there is truly a story in here for everyone no matter your sense of humour! And as an added bonus, it is on Kindle Unlimited.
R.A. Clarke is a former police officer turned author/illustrator living in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. When she’s not chasing after her children, she’s writing. Her multi-genre short fiction has won various international short story competitions including the Writer’s Games, Writers Weekly 24-Hour Contest, and Red Penguin Books’ Humour Contest. She was also named a 2021 finalist for both the Futurescapes Award and Dark Sire Award. R.A.’s work has been published by Sinister Smile Press, Cloaked Press LLC, and Polar Borealis Magazine, among others.