When two children sneak into a candy factory to steal sweets, they risk capture by the dreaded superintendent, the Candy Man. In the title story, Gingerbread, Victor A. Davis brings all the force of the contemporary literary short story to bear on this reimagining of Peter Rabbit. In this and other stories, he lures you in to the many worlds of his darkly colorful imagination. From a touching scene at an ordinary diner to the moment man first tamed fire, he surprises. From the travelogues of Patagonian and Peruvian wanderers to the emotional forces hiding in a young boy’s closet at night, he entreats.
This is an enjoyable, suspense filled collection of short stories. If you follow this blog at all, you know short stories are not my favorite. I feel they fall short…of something. These stories weave a tale not to be forgotten. The characters are strong and the tales leave you wanting more.
The Night at the Lake is my favorite. I was mesmerized by the story and the prose. I really hope the author chooses to extend this tale in some form or fashion.
These stories had me holding my breath and then SOMETIMES…breathing a sigh of relief.