Writing endings is hard, Patrick muses.
He's a published author, and has been for decades. Patrick wouldn't claim to be a bestseller author, but critics will tell you that the novel he publish a year ago did earn a few dimes that lead to a couple book tours and a movie. No biggie.
But that same novel got him into trouble. His publisher had requested for a happy ending, and he went with it, depsite it not fitting his plot. They said it would sell more.
Sitting amongst the hate mail, he writes his own ending with a gun.