“The Sea” by K.L. Hughes is a paranormal short story with two very interesting characters. The reader sees the story through the eyes of Professor Louise Richards who we discover is not human but an old soul who has become tired of the life she has had to live. Then she meets Nicole Stark, one of her students who is an intriguing mystery to Louise.
I picked up this short story mainly because of the author. I generally don’t choose paranormal tales, but I knew Ms. Hughes is an excellent author so I gave it a try. I’m very glad I did. The story is told in the first person narrative through the eyes of Louise. First person narrative is hard to do well, but the “The Sea” is a perfect example of how to write in this narrative.
As I read the story, I was able to put myself inside Louise. I saw what she saw, felt what she felt, smelled what she smelled and tasted what she did. The descriptions were so sharp and vivid it was easy to do that. Excellent writing.
I would love to see this story turned into a novel and I do hope the author is planning to do so. I would gladly choose to read this paranormal story as a book.
I received this story as an ARC in exchange for an honest review, but you can also get the story free at Ylva’s website.