For me, the intriguing thing about a short story is to determine if there is capacity for a full-length novel within the shortened structure. Sometimes, shorter IS better. But sometimes you read a short story like 'Gothic Angel' and you just want MORE.
The lead character is a young man who is distraught by the recent death of his lady love. He has a dream where his love tells him to meet her in the graveyard, so he goes to the location at the appointed hour to wait. Will she show, or is it just the tortured dreams of a sorrowful man?
Robert Perry truly paints a picture with his words -- one of my favorite descriptors: "...as if the trees were painting their sorrows upon the dark night sky." Can't you just feel the anguish?
This is a story that I would love to hear more of, but I can also appreciate the finality and PUNCH at the end.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)