#BookReview #Horror -- Laura by E.H. James
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George had seen some strange things over his lifetime, travelling those roads. But if he thought he’d seen it all, he was mistaken. For if he believed finding Laura on a deserted roadside, in the middle of the night, was strange...what was to follow would challenge the very boundaries of everything he’d ever known.
Book Trailer for Laura
We meet George, a soon-to-be-retired salesman, as he's traveling a dark, dreary road. He spots something flash before his eyes - a teenage girl. Against his better judgment, he decides to help her. Soon, he learns about the mystery behind this rose-scented girl he thought he saw near a bridge.
James crafts vivid scenes. Partnered with tight, round characters, James skillfully exploits, with surgical precision, each corner of the short story structure. Leveraging flashback techniques and symbolism, James weaves a complete story and packs it neatly into a missive leaving the reader wanting more.
What I liked about this story is how the author uses imagery to build the world in which the characters live. The clear and concise writing was exemplary.
When I think back on this short story, I realize that sometimes we see things one way. This perception remains intact until something comes along and provides clarity. Thinking back on George’s experience, it is quite easy to assume that what we think we see is real. However, most of what we see is indeed from another realm. When the time is right, clarity and supposition will arrive, bringing peace (or in George’s case even more questions) as we seek to understand that which we saw.