Author: Julia Benally (Twitter/Facebook/Amazon/Goodreads)
Reading time: 6-8 minutes
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Much like the main character in Julia Benally's "Headlights" you'll find yourself breathless after reading it.
One of the things I really enjoy about the short story form is that you tend to get dropped in the middle of the action, rather than reading page after page of backstory. Man, does this story have action.
Without divulging too much of the plot, the story is essentially one long chase between the main character in the story and some mysterious form, one whose presence is indicated by strange headlights that seem to follow her where ever she goes or tries to hide.
You feel the character's innocence through the writing, and the tension builds at just the right pace. Will you ever find out what the form is and why she's being chased? Well, you have to read the story to find out, and it's well worth the handful of minutes it will take you to get from beginning to end of this one.
Reviewer's Note: This story originally appeared in The Horror Zine in July 2018. You can get Julia's book, "Pariahs (Ilings)" on Amazon.
My picks are a collection of reviews from fellow short story authors. I've tried to procure stories from different genres, from a wide variety of authors. Most importantly, you'll know how long it will take you to finish reading them.
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