Patricia Josephine is launching A Quick Death – tomorrow!! I’m so glad I got this post in time to use this wonderfully macabre banner!
You may remember Patricia stumped me for a bit during my Zanzibar’s Rings launch tour by asking ‘why did I write Scifi?’ So she’s responded by writing about why she writes Short Fiction! There’s also a Giveaway (ends 18th May) – so make sure you read to the end!
A Quick Death
by Patricia Josephine
These things fascinate our imagination. Delve into a collection of tales that explore death and murder. Each story is told in exactly 200 words and designed to give you a quick thrill no matter how busy your day is.
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE END?
Buy A Quick Death
Universal Link: https://books2read.com/aquickdeath
About the Author
Patricia Josephine is a writer of Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi Romance books. She actually never set out to become a writer, and in fact, she was more interested in art and band in high school and college. Her dreams were of becoming an artist like Picasso. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head for fun. That was the start of her writing journey, and she hasn’t regretted a moment. When she’s not writing, she’s watching Doctor Who or reading about serial killers. She’s an avid knitter. One can never have too much yarn. She writes Young Adult Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Fantasy under the name Patricia Lynne.
Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.
Guest Post: The Fun of Short Fiction
A Quick Death is my third collection of 200 word flash fiction. I have two more collections in the works. It’s something I find myself coming back to again and again. I love writing it. I love reading it. They’re fun bite-sized stories that you can consume like candy. (The perk being that the stories won’t add to your waistline.)
The thing I really enjoy about shorter fiction is it allows me to read an entire story in one sitting. I am notorious for reading a book in one go. I’ve missed appointments because of the fact. There’s also a certain amount of emotion that a full length novel requires. At least for me. There’s a roller coaster ride you go on with a novel. You can go through so many emotions. You get attached to the characters. You cry when the author kills your fav. (WHYYYYYYY?????) I enjoy novels, but my energy reserves aren’t always full enough.
That’s where short fiction comes in. Where novels are roller coasters, short fiction are more like a kiddie rides at the park. They take you for a safer ride and you get off and say, “That was fun.” But your legs won’t be left shaking from the adrenaline. They don’t drain me as much as a novel does. That’s important since reading is a vital author task. (Yes, it totally is! Don’t argue with me.)
If you’re ever feeling a little worn out but still want to get some reading in, check out some short fiction. There’s a ton out there and, while they may not take you on a roller coaster ride, they can still make you say, “Wow.”
Social Media Links:
Website: – https://www.patriciajosephine.com
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Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00UH7GAK0
A Quick Death Giveaway
For a bundle of goodies – runs through May 11 to 18. I’m not sure whether the goodies are only available in the US. I expect Patricia will manage a virtual alternative if you win and live elsewhere 🙂a Rafflecopter giveaway