KFC Wrote a Romance Novel for Mother's Day, and It's Uncomfortably Good

Wieden + Kennedy continues to take the Colonel in odd directions


“Sometimes it seemed as though the two of them had been made to love each other, and they tried to do so at every given opportunity.”

Thus begins Chapter 9 of Tender Wings of Desire, the 96-page romance novella ostensibly written by Colonel Sanders as part of a KFC stunt for Mother’s Day. While it’s doubtful that the Colonel himself wrote the tale—what with him being dead nearly 40 years now—what’s even more unlikely is that it’s actually pretty good.

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