“Secrets and Shenanigans” by Albert Robinson and Lynn McKnotte

Good morning fans of female butts and shrunken men,

This review will cover another short story made just for you! The blog has previously examined several stories written by Albert Robinson such as “Chasing Shiloh,” “Kicking The Addiction,” and “Spicing Up A Marriage.” Each of those feature shrunken people, most often men but sometimes women. However, today’s subject includes just one tiny husband and his normal-sized wife.

This short biography was taken from Amazon.com on February 7th, 2023.

Albert recently teamed up with his wife Lynn McKnotte to write “Secrets and Shenanigans,” released on November 13th, 2022. (FULL DISCLOSURE: Albert sent me a review copy.) Secrets and Shenanigans has just two characters, Albert himself and his spouse Lynn. As the names imply, this involves a hefty dose of fourth-wall breaking. The authors themselves are characters in this story.

Right off the bat, this is more of the same. An unnamed “tech giant,” usually that term is applied to large information technology companies, mailed a size-changing watch to Al after reading his erotic shrinking man (SM) stories. Quite a fortuitous development! The watch is controlled by smartphone software which Al installs on his wife’s phone. Lynn shrinks Al and treats him roughly, often at his request. There was no bloodshed or breaking bones; however, it was just violent enough that gentle fans may want to skip this. For instance, there was a brief scene during which an inebriated Lynn tried to stretch her tiny husband back to normal size by tugging on his ankles and wrists. Of course, that attempt was unsuccessful, but it was painful for Al until she gave up that ill-advised course of action.

It was great that husband and wife collaborated on this project; it’s always nice to see a married couple collaborate on size content. That said, this reads pretty much like all the others written just by Al.

Regarding potential improvements, I would have liked more physical descriptions of the only two people. Since the authors themselves are the main characters, it’s understandable if they did not want to give enough detail to identify them in real life. However, this is a work of fiction. Al and Lynn could have looked like anyone in the world. As is, readers have no idea what they are like. Is Lynn a blonde or a brunette or a redhead? Does she have a slim or an athletic or a voluptuous build? Maybe her personality is demure or aggressive or sleazy? <Shrug> Nobody knows.

Screenshot taken from 1990’s “Total Recall” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Preferably, the authors would have painted a picture of what the main characters looked like, but instead nearly everything was ambiguous. To be clear, the additional details should be shown, not told. For example, if the authors wanted to inform the readers that Lynn grew up poor then they should not simply write “Lynn grew up poor.” Instead demonstrate that she has habits which came from such a background. Accordingly, Lynn could re-use a tea bag because her Dad told her that most tea bags are strong enough to make two cups, not just one. The Dad is trying to save money and buy less tea bags because he cannot afford to buy more so he developed that habit, which Lynn also adopted.

The same lack of detail applied to the reduction process itself. For instance, the second time Al shrank it was described like this:

He laughed in excitement as he felt the familiar tingle course through his body. Al stood in the middle of the couch cushion, now at a height of only an inch tall.

Other parts also felt generic. Al and Lynn eat “dinner,” but the specific dishes they were going to have was not given. To be fair, it was described as a “nice dinner.” Yet, I would have preferred learning what kind of food do they consider nice. Whatever they eat could give clues to their background, culinary skills, financial resources, social class, etc. What type of meal do they think is appropriate for a romantic evening? Of course, there is more than one correct answer!

Maybe they enjoy nigiri sushi, sashimi, and shrimp tempura which could make readers wonder if Al previously served in Japan as a member of the U.S. military, maybe Lynn’s mother was born in Japan, maybe they merely lived close to an Asian market, etc. (NOTE: Obviously, those are just a few possibilities. There are a multitude of reasons for why a person might like East Asian cuisine.) Perhaps Al whips up a Béarnaise sauce from scratch demonstrating an unusual skill in the kitchen. Alternatively, Al could simply grill cheese burgers in a pan and bake frozen tater tots in the oven because Lynn grew up without a lot of money. Her family never went to expensive French restaurants so she never acquired the taste for refined French cuisine. Whatever the dinner was meant to be, more descriptions would have added more depth. More depth would have been appreciated because as is Secrets and Shenanigans needs a bit more meat on the bone.

Similarly, there was no meaningful conflict, either external or internal. Whatever reservations Lynn had regarding shrinking Al were swiftly overcome without difficulty. The lack of opposition or tension meant it was a little boring. That would have been fine if the world was stuffed full of little touches that brought it to life. Then it could have served as escapist entertainment, like exploring the fantasy world in My Neighbor Totoro, but as already noted this was pretty basic.

Overall, Secrets and Shenanigans is only recommended for hardcore fans of women mistreating tiny men. It’s short, but also cheap only costing a dollar (technically 99 cents). It can be purchased here: https://us.amazon.com/Secrets-Shenanigans-Albert-Robinson-ebook/dp/B0BMB272DN

That’s it for now folks. The next review, planned for Friday, will analyze some audio erotica about a giant couple. Until then, keep growing!

This review was written by SolomonG and is protected under Fair Use copyright law.

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