Short stories, flash and micro fiction by Kay Patterson

Some of my short stories are still available online. Read them here for FREE.

My short fiction has been publish is numerous print and online publications.

Many appeared in anthologies sold in the US, UK and in Australia.

This October, Witchwood Press will publish two collections of my short horror stories, and my flash, micro fiction and Fibonacci Poetry.

The premier volume of my new and previously published Short Horror Fiction will be called: Midnight Hearse, Tales of Mayhem & Terror.  To be released in the Fall of 2017, it will be available as a print-on-demand paperback, and as an ebook.   Read More

The premier volume of my new and previously published Micro Fiction and Fibonacci Poetry will be called: Creepy Bits.

This collection will also be available as an ebook, and a print-on-demand paperback. Perfect for Halloween and late night reads.  Read More

In addition to the above, some of my short fiction is still available online.

Submitted them under my penname K. A. Patterson, the publishers have archived them.

Click on the title links below to Read Them for Free!

Junk Mail ~ a sci-fi/horror short story published by Camp Horror, 2005

Miss Mogley Speaks ~ Micro horror tale published by Every Day Fiction, 2008

The Mud Room~ Contemporary fantasy flash fiction published by Every Day Fiction, 2007

Vanity ~ Humorous micro fiction published by Every Day Fiction, 2007

The online site MicroHorror archived 7 of  my horror tales:

Music Lover

Mid-Summer Catch

On the Grounds of the Evil Eye

Snake Pit

Weed Killer

Through a spyglass as the End of Man Dawns

Tattoo of the Viking Queen

Read Them Here

Flash Fiction adheres to a word count between 500 to 1,000 words. Micro Fiction is concise writing.  Its minimalistic style has an averages story length of 1 sentence to stories under 500 words. Stories under 300 words are also referred to as Nano Fiction. Stories of exactly 100 words are called Drabbles. The technique to writing such short fiction is ‘tight-writing.’ Traditional stories contain a defined Beginning, Middle, and End. 1-sentence stories produce an instant mental image within the readers mind.

Read some examples of 1-sentence stories Here

I also write, Fibonacci Fiction ~ a form of concise writing in a poetic format based on the Fibonacci Sequence. Commonly known as a Fib,  this form of writing uses the Fibonacci Sequence to structure each line of text through syllable counting.  Most Fibs are 6 lines long with a syllable meter of 1-1-2-3-5-8. For example:

Ink blot crawling off paper, morphs into ink man. Grows life-size, and engulfs me whole.

Pretty cool stuff! For more information about my short fiction, check out:

 My Publications Page

My ‘On My Desk’ category of my Blog