There is a time honored tradition in the mystery-thriller-suspense genre of publishing short stories. Many of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries are short stories. Lee Child has some great Jack Reacher short stories.
Writing Drew Patrick short stories is a way for me to make available story ideas that I am not developing for novels. They are fun, quick, reads. I like to call them Short Thrills. I send my short stories for free to my newsletter subscribers as a ‘thank you’ for being loyal readers.