If you’re a regular Goon, you know that each month we set a challenge for Goons to complete. Sometimes it’s a health challenge, like get your blood pressure checked. Sometimes it’s something simple like “do a thing” or “drink a beverage”. Back in October of 2022, we asked Goons to complete what was probably our toughest challenge yet - write a short story.
But, as usual, there was a kicker. The story had to be submitted by 31 October 2022 and it had to make mention of a key and an offer.
Why did we need the writers to mention those things? Because the club had an idea… We wanted to see what would happen if we took the concept of the beloved Australian short film festival “Tropfest” and made it arm-wrestle a bunch of Goons. That’s right - we were starting our very own short story competition.
Now, Tough Guy Book Club is excited to announce that our first-ever collection of short stories is almost ready for publication! We received over 100 entries from Goons around the world, and each one imaginatively included mentions of a key and an offer. After carefully reviewing each submission, we have chosen our shortlist for publication, and we even have a special judge lined up to decide the best of the best!
But wait, there’s more! Presales of the anthology, Short Stories By Goons - Volume One are now open on the website.
Don't miss out on your chance to grab a copy of what we hope is the first of an annual series. As well as showing your support for fellow Goons who made it through to the final selection, you may even find some inspiration for our next volume in this unique collection! Order your copy today.