by H.L. Burke
An incredibly interesting and original premise that was executed wonderfully. Though “Laced” was a short story, nothing about it felt lacking in any way.
An interesting plot line with a compelling theme.
A wonderful plot idea.
I stumbled across this cover in a Google Search for H.L. Burke and I was instantly intrigued. I wasn’t sure why these two people’s hands were surrounded by glowing light but, being a curious person, I wanted to find out. I don’t love this cover (and I’m not a huge fan of the font) but I guess it did its job as I decided to download the story, in the end.
Sometimes, I find that short stories don’t do the best job of going through a complete plot cycle and I’m left feeling as if the plot line is incomplete or I just read the first chapter of a book instead of an entire story. “Laced” was the complete opposite, a short story that left me satisfied and content at its conclusion.
Is this a negative? No, I just needed something to put here. I really don’t have any complaints with this story.
“Laced” had such a wonderful message ingrained into its plot, but even more than that, it was just a good story. The premise of “Laced” was incredibly original and Burke did a wonderful job of really developing that idea throughout the story’s course. From a content standpoint alone, “Laced” was extremely interesting.
The last word
Though the length wasn’t long, the author clearly invested time into the creation of “Laced,” crafting a story that was well developed with a clear message, world, and characters.
Not a short story; just the right size…
Age Group: Adult
Summary: What is real love?