In my continuing series of short stories, Just Deserts was one of my first thrillers. I liked this genre so much that it spawned a trilogy of thrillers beginning with Category 5. One important technique I learned from reading James Patterson’s Along Came a Spider is to use shorter chapters and scenes to speed up the action; you’ll see that strategy used extensively throughout Just Deserts. In this story, a selfish, entitled daughter decides that she wants it all.
NOTE: Before I receive notes back from readers, let me assure you that the title of this short story is correct. It is “Just Deserts” and not “Just Desserts.” Here is the definition From Wikipedia, “Desert /dɨˈzɜrt/ in philosophy is the condition of being deserving of something, whether good or bad.”
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