Re: of a fragment that is lit by torchlight into a spectre
You mean the part in bold?
To me, it conveys the image of something that is lit from behind (or of something which is between me and the point of origin of light) with a very intense (and very white, as the Xenon headlights in cars) beam. So strong that it seems to blur the edges of the figure, giving it a less bodily (or physical, if you will) aspect, more like a spectre.
That's just my reading, though. And from what I know, the text you're extracting from lately is rather... peculiar in its style, at the very least.
Last edited by charliedeut; 24-Oct-2012 at 14:29.
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor (at present) a teacher.