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Joined June 2011 and calls http://ficly.com/authors/lender-truth home.

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Stories

  1. A Late Boat named Paisley

    At a carnival, vast as a State Fair I wander through smells of popcorn And ride a cart through The Dragons Lair A hawker approaches, the world up his sleeve Promising me a ride of a lifetime After which I wouldn’t know sadness or grieve He leads ...

  2. A Mind Is Such a Beautiful Thing to Taste

    “Okay students, today we are going to discuss the history of Us. Do any of you think you know the history of Zombiesapiens? Yes, Blanch?” “Our ancestors crawled out of the ocean, learned to use tools and became smarter. They built big...

  3. Brute Force

    A rare twister visited the small town. It stayed for only a minute, but tussled with the town’s only mighty tree. Half the tree still stood. The other half had little Riley Reed pinned to the intersection of First and Main. The inhabitants of Fre...

  4. Horror's Whore

    “Racine!” A thin voice flew through the static, “Curdling room 5 is yours, a pilgrim is waiting to pray.” A new God, Osanna, was discovered fifty years ago, but deaf to whispered prayers. Unworldly screams of penance, initiated by her nuns, was...

  5. Permission

    Joe knew he’d messed up. The large warehouse hid Joe most of the day, he found reasons to get lost far back in the hangar-sized complex. When Joe sat down with his supervisor, he was surprised how hurt and stern his childhood friend was towards h...

  6. Sex With A Mooing Slug (Mature)

  7. Interesting Chance

    “Marco, pull in here.” “Not yet Maria, we haven’t passed the cemetery yet.” “Yes we did, just there, a mile back.” “Were looking for one with crypts. It should be coming up soon.” Within a mile, Mar...

  8. Sweet-tooth Island

    Clariza’s orders were to stay and survey the land below. The law was that no one walks the valley at night. Then it must be a foolish law she thought to herself, her employer knows darkness is her favorite hour to lurk. In the morning she awoke t...

  9. Indebtedness

    “Condemned Williams, what brings you here today?” “Your honor, Janice White, Condemned Williams’ financial representative.” “Nice to see you again Janice. Let’s see….Williams, you were condemned to die-ca...

  10. High Yield Shoes

    “Clariza, it’s time to get outfitted for your next mission. Head to High Yield Shoes. Double double step, no running, or you might draw attention.” The tip of Clariza’s tongue drew a swype pattern over the roof of her mouth, sen...

  11. Tag, They're It.

    “Ing, order a spoken word tag, I need to see if this isn’t unique.” Ing pauses one second too much… “Ing, is there a problem, I gave you an order.” “General, off the record?” “At ease Doctor.”...

  12. The Wrong Moment

    The focus, The imperfections, The windshield, The infinitely distant stars. The immediacy, The situation, The expanse, The universe. The steering wheel, The thrum, The engine, The swirl. The whole sordid mess…

  13. Flask of Worry

    My travels bring me back to my home shore, one lined with my fellow villagers on this festival day. I ask my love to join me for the festivities. She responds with her eyes, which bloom like her name, Iris, the Messenger of Love. Curled up in our tarta...

  14. Eddies & Tides

    My father, buried here, was a nomadic king ruling the Siberian steppes for sixteen hundred years. He wandered with horses in the shadow of the majestic Altai range. Many wars where fought over this stream of youthfulness. My father spent his life keepi...

  15. Sleeves Up

    We sit on a fire escape, as if an opera box, on ladder-back chairs with green leather seats. She’s at my left, a woman I don’t know, her left leg crosses over her right, her left ankle rests on my shins, exposed by the slit of my untamed ho...

  16. Pinning Hope

    At what moment is all my hope lost? When is the right time to pull the pin? Will there be enough time for me to watch it unravel? Private Tom Holman gripped a ball of Salted Yarn in one hand, his teeth on the unraveling pin, ready to yank and lob. It w...

  17. Mr. Noodle

    It comes in every bundle of plastic kitchen utensils. I saw my first one when I was little. It scared me. It is spoon shaped, but looks like the upper jaw of some strange creature, it’s blackened horse-sized teeth all ground down and curvy. There...

  18. Kidney Punch

    I’m waiting. This new faith I’ve adopted fits me to a T. Alls I have to do is wait. Wait for a new perfect world. Wait for a life that has no end. Mostly, I’m promised that every bad memory will be erased. It’s not about my own ...

  19. Dozing

    I’m on hibernation. I’ve visited my inner towers. I’ve climbed the face of my clock. I’ve shaken the ticking big hand, And I’ve slapped away the tocking small one. It’s times like these that matter, When a minutia of...

  20. Agent Zero

    I am the bond I am the agent of change I am the agent of movement I am the agent of life I have no friends I am only one I connect others I am a broker I am force I am alone I create the arms That cannot reach To pull me in I am the Captive Heart.

  21. Bone-In

    Dig a hole in the ground, fill it with fire, add a large human, cover, and cook. You can use this cooking method for virtually any size human you have that just isn’t going to fit anywhere else. Most pits are lined in stones of bricks. Large ston...

  22. Sweet Taste of Earth

    High up in the air or open water? No. But dirt I’ll take. Between my teeth, under my nails, and giant black boogers in my nose. Where there’s Motor-Cross, swamp buggies and monster trucks, I’m there. I’m full open, this sharp st...

  23. Thrive

    “Sergeant, Gunner Smith is displaying signs of catatonia.” “What’s his bullet to kill ratio?” “89.5 percent.” “Hmm. 90 and we slap a mercy patch on him. You could pour a hut, send up a beacon.” R...

  24. M&M

    “General, we have a possible breach. A soldier is, let’s say, questioning skips in his memories.” “Let’s see his personal cam.” “It’s downloading now. The problem is, he’s our seasoned best. These t...

  25. Wolff Unit

    “If the world was an easy place to live, we wouldn’t form partnerships. Our difficulties create strong bonds. Today your training begins— I look around at my team of seven as Sargent Thorn and his translators speak. We learn that we c...

  26. Scattered

    You called my father a Consummate, then told him Solvers were people afraid of the unknown. You sealed him in a maze without exits, leaving him to wander and wonder a way out. You called my mother a Butterfly, then told her Butterflies were for pinning...

  27. Ronald & Nancy

    My wife Nancy recommended her. Before she set down her bag, she ordered Nancy to pay her in a superstitious fashion. “Pay me two drachmas, or it’s no use talking.” Thinking her a reporter, I greeted her in kind. When I do that, I can&...

  28. Alter Ego

    Dear Me Oh My, The last thing I remember, we were arguing over a question presented to us, Where do you see yourself in five years? You wanted to answer it, I didn’t. I wanted to go play and not worry about tomorrow, so I raced my motorcycle down...

  29. Gnaw

    The indoor mice and the outdoor mice knew their places. But the Larder Clan set up a toll; no kitchen access for the Duct Clan. The timid Duct Clan knew the grandmother was coming for her yearly visit. She knew how to pare an apple into one long curl. ...

  30. Labeled

    I can’t seem to see that far, my eyes are caked with mucous and dust. I face the direction the red lights disappeared, maybe they had something to do with Her. I can’t remember who I am, all I have is the taste of her blood, that’s al...