7 Benefits of Reading Short Stories

I’ve been on a short-story-writing streak this year. You’ll know this if you’ve been following my New Book Rollout page. First I added three exciting short reads to my Hunt for Justice Series (False Justice, Fair Justice, and True Justice, all featuring Willa Carson), then I published Fatal Edge, a short read in the Jess Kimball Thriller Series. I had all these plot ideas stored in my memory bank, and decided to get them all down in writing for you.

And that’s why we published Justice is Served, a collection of the four most recent Willa Carson mysteries.

Here are 7 benefits of reading shorter stories:

  1. There’s no time to waste in a short mystery, so the action begins right off the bat and doesn’t quit until “The End.”
  2. You know you’ll finish the entire piece. You’ll have a sense of accomplishment already by the end of chapter 1!


  3. It’s like a day trip. You’re gone just long enough to escape reality, but by the end of the day you’re home safely again, ready to rest up for a new adventure.

  4. With shorter stories, you’ll never feel reluctant to start for fear that you won’t finish.

  5. It’s a great way to try out new authors and new series.

  6. It’s a good change of pace after reading a long novel. It’s like walking it off after finishing a long run. (Jess Kimball of Fatal Edge is an avid runner, you know!)

  7. Do you set reading goals, like a certain number of books per month or year? If you’ve fallen behind on that goal, shorter stories are a great way to catch up. And, with Justice is Served, you get four in one collection!

    Try Justice is Served, a collection of exciting short reads featuring Judge Willa Carson, HERE.

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Meanwhile --


Caffeinate and Carry On!



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One Response to 7 Benefits of Reading Short Stories

  1. storys for kids July 26, 2017 at 8:54 am #

    yes, it’s right but what that i found in myself is story reading keep my mind cool as because I was being an aggressive person. reading stories helped me to get rid of it to be a happy and cool person which has taken me closer to kids. there are so many things to describe which I found enough in this post. thanks

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