I took a quick break to meander about with a little story that popped into my head, titled "The Days You've Been Gone". It's nothing groundbreaking, but I had a good time dipping my toes in the psychological thriller genre (not sure it actually met that criteria, but I digress...).
I've started to use short stories as a way to prevent complete mental exhaustion from the workload of Silver Rain. I have a terrible habit of developing extreme tunnel vision when it comes to finishing a project. Most nights, I find myself skipping dinner just for that extra 20 minutes I can put into my book. These short stories tend to act as a brief respite, where I can still indulge in my obsession over writing without the metaphorical pounding-my-head-against-a-wall. It offers me a small sense of progress, especially when the sheer bulk of Silver Rain often feels disheartening.
It's almost like that little reward, like half an hour on the couch after a hard day's work. I'm surprised by how much I enjoy the result of these little side-project blurbs. Again, I don't think it'll be winning any awards, but I had a good time with this story. I hope you enjoy reading it!