King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate


Blaine is a well-dressed, high priced attorney, and George is a hairy mountain of an auto mechanic. This odd couple meets up one evening on a slow night at a bar. The pickings are slim. Slim enough for these opposites to eyeball each other and ask themselves just how bad they want to get laid.

Pleasantly surprised by the evening’s outcome, Blaine is faced with a dilemma. Should he throw caution to the wind and pursue George, or steer clear of that unexpected distraction to his carefully structured life?


Release Date: February 18, 2017 @ JMS Books, LLC
Length: Short Story / 17 pages (PDF) / 4,028 words
Cost: FREE
ISBN: 9781634863339

Heat Rating: 4 flames – Explicit – Intimate scenes are described using more graphic terms.

NOTE: This 3rd Edition of King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate is also available in both ebook and print formats in the short story collection, Snapshots. The 1st Edition was published in ebook and print formats on April 13, 2009 at eXcessica in the Like Magnets, We Attract anthology, edited by Jaye Valentine. The 2nd edition was published in ebook formats on October 8, 2009 at Smashwords.


Click the links, below, to read the full reviews (if still available).

Excerpt from a Review by Sandra of “Hearts on Fire Reviews”

Holy wow this surprised me. Definitely very sex-heavy, but it was very emotionally charged and balanced perfectly with their flirty and tension-building introduction. Albright refrained from either of them becoming caricatures. We weren’t just told these guys had a connection, we saw it. It wasn’t unexplained.

Highlights from some of the Amazon Reviews

Jan said: I don’t usually write reviews on short stories but I couldn’t leave this one without a comment. I haven’t read any of Addison Albright’s work before but I will certainly be checking out her work further. This story is sweet, charming and sexy.

Eleanor saidThis is a great short story, with lots of humor and interesting MCs. I especially love George (King Kong), and how Albright has managed to make him a complex character even though it’s such a short story.

Lannie said: I loved this wonderful short story. I loved the characters, and this was well written.

Excerpt from a Review by Carole of “Rainbow Reviews”

(from a review of the “Like Magnets, We Attract” anthology, including KKvTSP 1st Ed.)

I always like Addison Albright’s stories, and this one is no exception. It starts, “Blaine sat down on an empty barstool between a likely prospect and King-fucking-Kong.” Cruising for a hook-up, preppy Blaine would never have considered a blue-collar working guy like George unless he was desperate. Sometimes desperation (and a Skinny Pirate) lead to surprising outcomes.

Excerpt from a Review by Kassa of Livejournal’s “3 AM”

(from a review of the “Like Magnets, We Attract” anthology, including KKvTSP 1st Ed.)

This has a laugh out loud hilarious introduction with great characters of a fussy corporate lawyer and a bear-like mechanic. The opening scene at the bar sets the fun and light tone that is carried through effortlessly. Their story was delightful and highly entertaining with a heavily romantic ending that is sure to please new and die hard fans alike.


Blaine sat on an empty barstool between a likely prospect and King-fucking-Kong. He lifted his chin, summoning the bartender as he ran freshly manicured hands over the textured cashmere of his Kiton pinstripe suit, smoothing out imaginary wrinkles.

“A Skinny Pirate, please.”

The bartender quirked an eyebrow but otherwise kept his face expressionless. “Coming right up.”

Blaine’s peripheral vision picked up movement to his left. King Kong was looking him over. He turned his head to the right, ignoring the hairy behemoth, to check out his hopeful hookup for the evening.

Maybe a couple inches taller than himself, the man was casually dressed in freshly pressed khakis and a clean navy polo shirt. His dark wavy hair was neatly trimmed, and his hands, while not professionally manicured, were well maintained.

The man concentrated on a Screwdriver, studiously ignoring him, though.

The bartender placed the drink in front of Blaine, and he slapped some bills on the bar.

“Why’s that called a ‘Skinny Pirate’? Looks like rum and Coke to me.”

Blaine sighed and turned to the muscle-bound hulk. “Because it’s made with Captain Morgan rum and Diet Coke.”

He picked up his drink and spun on the stool to cast his gaze over the room. No prospects. No singles, anyway. The patrons all appeared to be in couples.

King Kong turned on his seat and brought a domestic longneck to his lips. The man was big and hairy—except for his bald head—but basically clean, albeit slightly rumpled, in jeans and a snug T-shirt. Minute traces of grease stained his cuticles, and his beard could use a trim. A gold hoop glinted on his right ear lobe.

“Not much hope out there. I’ve already scoped the place.”

Blaine glanced at the guy on his other side. Maybe there was still a chance.

“Preppy there’s got someone who’s going to be joining him.” King Kong shrugged. “I already tried.”

Blaine heaved another sigh and took a more thoughtful look at King Kong. How bad did he really want to get laid tonight?

King Kong grinned. “Feelin’ desperate, are ya?”

Maybe not that bad. Fucker.

King Kong actually waggled his eyebrows. “I showered and everything.”

Blaine crossed his arms, and his jaw tightened. The man was laughing at him. Sure, he was picky, but he had a right to be, goddammit. He sucked in a deep breath and slowly blew it out, then took a sip of his Skinny Pirate. “What’s your name? Or should I just call you ‘King Kong’?”

The man’s laughter reached his eyes. “That depends. You wanna be my Ann Darrow?”

Copyright 2009 Addison Albright

Copyright 2017 Addison Albright