Escape by JT Lawrence

Escape

Source: Own collection
Format: Kindle ebook
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Laurel

An amusing, dark-edged story about a suicidal baby who knows he was born into the wrong life, and has to get creative to take measures correct the mistake, much to his mother’s horror.

As one can expect from Lawrence, you aren’t going to get an ordinary story. And this short is no exception!

I have absolutely no idea how to categorise this story on my bookshelves. It’s rather confusing. Could one call a story written in first person from the perspective of a suicidal toddler noir? I’m not so sure. But I have nowhere else to put it.

Clever and imaginative, Lawrence raises enough questions in the first few paragraphs to keep one reading. As one reads, one figures out exactly what is going on – but the ending comes as a complete surprise. Just as a short story should be written.

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