Task Force 125 Short Stories (Sarah’s Summer and Others)
A reader recently asked me about Sarah’s Summer and what it was.
Sarah’s Summer is a short that was my way of kicking back with the characters and letting them have a little fun between missions. Often times, writers will play with their characters a little. My characters seem to come to me fully-developed with their own personalities, quirks and faults included, so writing Sarah’s Summer was a way to explore that. I thought it might be a good way for people to get to know the characters a little better so I wanted to offer it to readers who might be interested. Unfortunately, the only way to offer it on Amazon.com was to charge the lowest possible price for it ($0.99). I tried that and readers flamed me for charging them money for it. I can’t really blame them. Prices are set today so that anybody can buy a full-length novel for $0.99 so why on earth would people want to buy a short piece that contains no plot, sex or body count?
So I made it available for download here on my website. It is available for free here: http://lisapietsch.com/task-force-125-books/tf1251/ or you can just click on the image above.
Writing little shorts like this help me get back into the right frame of mind for writing Task Force 125 stories.
Sometimes I get so engrossed in my own life and work that it is a difficult switch for me to make between that and the life of my characters. Oddly enough, it is a difficult switch because my life and Sarah’s life seem to run parallel so it’s like jumping into and out of a magic mirror. Sometimes I just don’t know which side I’m on.
I’d like to do more of these short between-mission mini-stories but I’m not sure how readers would receive them. If you download Sarah’s Summer and read it (or have already read it), please leave a comment below to let me know what you think about that idea.
Thanks for reading!
PS: I still have a total of 7 novellas planned for Sarah and the entire American Swift team but I’m currently working on a story just for Brian as he’s been getting a bit restless with living the easy life aboard the team’s yacht in Morocco.
I also have side stories planned for Tracey, Jason, Chris, Rig, and Will, but will get back to Sarah and the entire team after I release Brian’s story.
What/who would you like to see more of?