Elvis Has Left The Building by Charity Tahmaseb

Elvis Has Left The Building by Charity Tahmaseb
Publisher: Untreed Reeds
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (11 pgs)
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Stephantois

Second generation Elvis impersonator, Elliot, is content with his small-town circuit and regular gigs at the Holiday Inn, until he attracts a fan who has never heard of the King. But stepping free of the shadow cast by both his father and Elvis may prove to be impossible.

The title of this story sort of sums up the theme and feel of it; part nostalgia, and part humor. For such a short read, Ms. Tahmaseb did a wonderful job offering some detail to the background of the main character, Elliot, and how he came to be an Elvis impersonator. It doesn’t drag on but dives right into the action about Elliot and the woman who came to see him perform.

In a way it’s a bittersweet tale, about a father and son, of tradition and things that bind us together forever.

If you’re looking for a short, very well written and lighthearted-read then this might be a good one for you.

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