The Story Behind the Story – Path of a Bullet
The Story Behind the Story
Path of a Bullet is a collection of short stories.
In the book I give an introduction to each story explaining its inspiration and origin, so I won’t do that here.
Instead, I’ll tell you how about how I decided to write the collection.
It began shortly before Christmas, 2013 when I needed a Christmas-themed short story to read at a local author’s open mic night (It’s called Inspired Mic – you can read more about it here). Even though I enjoyed putting Ike in a short story situation, I figured it was a one-and-done sort of thing.
Apparently, the universe had another idea because it was around this time that I came across a quote from Ray Bradbury… “Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row”.
Even though I was in the process of writing Eyewitness Blues, I thought I would give it a try.
I was unable to write a story each week, but I did write one each month, and the result was Path of a Bullet.
In the meantime, several of my author friends, who also happen to be big fans of Ike, asked if they could try their hand at writing an Ike short. I was not only flattered that my friends wanted to write a story using my character; I was thrilled that they wanted to contribute to my project.
There’s not much more to say about Path – which seems appropriate…like the stories in the book – short, but sweet…
…and that’s the story behind that story.