Just Like That
Lucy M. Boston
Availability: Out of Print – Booklet
Unlike the stories included in Curfew & Other Eerie Tales, “Just Like That” lacks that overt element of supernatural brutality. Where the majority of Boston’s stories adhere to the Jamesian call for “malevolence and terror”, “Just Like That” is more a story of emotional tragedy, and its supernatural manifestation is of the non-threatening order. As if to punctuate this, Boston originally gave this story the title “Gentle Shadow”, which she crossed off, writing “Just Like That” in pencil—this re-titling, perhaps, emphasises the natural element of fate more than the slight supernatural manifestation of fate’s gentle shadow.
Just Like That is a booklet with an initial print run limited to 125 copies containing a hitherto unpublished story by Lucy M. Boston. The booklet was given away free with the first 100 copies of Curfew & Other Eerie Tales sold through this website. A further 25 copies were privately produced for Hemingford Grey Manor in 2012.
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Cover art by Peter Boston
Introduction by Brian J. Showers