When I was young, riding in the car with my mom and peering out the window, or looking out the window of the BART train, I often wondered what the lives were like of the people in the many cars and houses we passed by. The flash fiction story collection in Laura McHale Holland's The Ice Cream Vendor's Song gives you a glimpse into quite a few people's possible lives. It is an interesting and memorable book of flash fiction.
Although I wouldn't call many of the stories complete, some are, and all have something worthy about them.
Here’s an incomplete list of what I thought about some of these stories:
The best: Golden Sandals
Most descriptive: Endless Night
Most disappointing: The Neighborly Thing
Most mystifying: Long Gone
Most effective Something Ordinary
Funniest dialog: I Don’t Suppose
The darkest: Thanks, I Guess
The sweetest: The Ice Cream Vendor’s Song
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