E. H. James writes such emotionally driven, intense horror stories that immediately consume her readers. In this short story, we’re introduced to George and we’re taken on his strange and eerie journey while he’s traveling to his next destination during an extremely bad rain storm. You see, while George is driving along this dark and dreary road, he swears that he saw something in his headlights. He wasn’t sure what it could be, so he slows down to survey the area. There he sees a girl, standing on the side of the road looking dazed and confused. He offers her assistance and tries finding out if she’s alright. The girl seems too traumatized to speak so once she gets into his car, he proceeds to drive her to get some help. But things don’t go as well as he plans and he comes to learn of some shocking information about this girl after the fact. All I can say is that Ms. James knows how to write her genre extremely well. This is another short story that packs so much detail and emotion you find yourself frantically flipping the pages to find out what happens next. This is one author you should keep your eye on because she’s going places. I love her stories so much that I could actually see her storylines turned into snippets in a movie. I’d love to read a full-length horror story from her and I’m eagerly hoping she’ll consider writing one. This is another short story that I highly recommend!
While George is traveling during a really bad rain storm one night after work, he swears he saw something in his headlights. Stopping to see if he can find a person or animal in distress, he stumbles upon a girl who looks extremely out of sorts. She’s saturated from the pouring rain and she’s dazed and confused. He offers some assistance, but she’s too traumatized to even speak to him. So he drives her with the intention of getting her some necessary emergency assistance. But all doesn’t go as planned. What happens while George is driving her into the nearest town? Who does he find out the girl is? What’s her story and why was she wandering on a dark road, in the middle of the night, during a bad storm?