book review, horror, indie April, short story

We All Scream For Ice Cream by Lou Yardley

It is a truth universally acknowledged that ice cream vans are creepy, and Yardley’s story is one of the best depictions of evil ice cream vans out there.

Katelyn and her gang – Carter, Connie and Connie’s younger brother, Dale – spend an idyllic summer’s day in the park before deciding to get an ice cream on the cycle ride home.

BIG mistake!

This is my first time reading Yardley’s work, but it won’t be my last. She injects humor into horrific situations without in anyway diminishing the horror, which is just the way I like it.

I don’t want to spoil anything about this delicious short story, but kudos to the author for thinking up an imaginative barrage of terrifying monsters.

I chuckled reading this but was still left with a satisfying chill when I’d finished.

My only nitpick would be some vagueness about the plot, especially at the end. Now, I love ambiguity and leaving things up to the reader to decipher and interpret, but a couple of extra hints would have helped me produce a better picture in my head about the meaning of it all.

I award We All Scream For Ice Cream

We All Scream For Ice Cream is available for 99c ebook and $7.83 print book on Amazon.

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