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

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Stories

  1. Honour Amor

    Honor’s anti-static suit repelled all floating particles. Her sinewy figure bent and scuttled across the vacant factory. Huge chains and gears rocked softly under moonbeams that spilled through high transom windows. Ducking under butcher’s ...

  2. Pecking Order

    I was good at my job, very good, I ran the communications section of a very large executive hotel. The hotel’s Assistant General Manager rushed into my back office, shoving me and two others away from our equipment. A famous golfer was waiting at...

  3. Tinnitus

    It was one of those drugs that made me think I was having the best summer ever. It was one of those drugs that made me invent things to cover my boredom with light. It was one of those drugs that made me comb the shag carpet all in one direction. It wa...

  4. Brr, Burrs & Burros

    The road Caleb traveled sat on the spine of an ancient dam. On one side, a vast ocean of loose tumbleweeds. On the other, crooked wide fractures swallowed each flying tumbleweed whole. Even the wind seemed to be devoured. He was cold too. What ever des...

  5. Caleb Looks Up

    Caleb never followed the antics of his Midwestern brethren, walking the fields and dry city streets, staring up at their naked blue skies with their naked blue eyes. He rarely looked behind himself either, those places had already been discovered. He c...

  6. Filigree & Flame

    Caleb’s wrist felt naked without his barbed-wire etched chrome watch, a childhood fascination that grew into his college research project, Ornate Misery. Caleb’s hand got slapped many times reaching for his grandfather’s shiny things....

  7. Speck

    High above the valley atop a plateau, dangles a sad shack, like a prayer on Satan’s lip. Even more precarious, is the porch that flirts with gravity, jutting out over the valley with vultures beneath. The floorboards shine like silver, having been bu...

  8. Georgia

    You wake up in opaqueness. You uncurl from your fetal position, tendons roaring out in pain. Your stomach flips over as fluid bubbles up and out. “Georgia, face the spectral box” booms out. For half an hour, you make demands, each met with ...

  9. A Knight's Prayer

    My other half. for once, screamed to speak. I tore at the bridle that held back my tongue. “You know I love you, I see you manipulate that fact with your eyes, you’re doing it now. When I show one iota of backward movement, you pull me inwa...

  10. Chicane

    Isabella was forced off course into the chicane, a corner of deep space next to Jupiter reserved only for the Universal Saturn Ring Races. The chicane entered against Jupiter’s rotation. At 28,150 miles per hour, it’s rotation gripped racer...

  11. Ring of Truth

    An accused tree shakes in fear, her leaves falling like tears. A clergy surrounds a pile of bones at her base, speculating her guilt. While the town scribe measures her girth, a sheriff reads out the charges. “Dendritus, on the fourteenth of Febr...

  12. Thin Gloom

                  Lo!          Hooting night motion,       On moonlit glint,      &ems...

  13. The Bottom Half

    Alton lay curled and dreaming of all those times he’d never noticed small things, and how this facet led him to meet his wife, who just left. He had been a content bachelor, satisfied with tossing most of his belongings a foot inside his front do...

  14. God's Evil Stepdaughter

    At the end of a long chain; links torn from an ancient floating island, swings a sewn sack the size of a planet. It’s born of celestially-spun felsic threads and knots, ready for steeping. Inside the bag, encyclopedias gleaned from civilizations ...

  15. It's a Boy!

    “No! NOOOO! Not yet! Please, my baby, MY BABY!” “Nurse! More Nifedipine, another dose of Magnesium Sulfate, push Prostaglandin followed by another bolus of Terbutaline, S.T.A.T!” “Doctor, the mother…” “Do...

  16. Go Bust

    I ride my bike over the eclipse. I meet my friends at a studio cafe. I order Martian Red Tea with a pirouette of Star Nectar, then sip it through a lag bolt. We decide to Go Bust, I suddenly realize I don’t have The Suitcase with me. I know it. I...

  17. Continence Restored

    A coachman awaits. The asylum looms behind him. He absently feeds parchment into the quiet pond. His Lord approaches. “What paper were you reading?” “M’Lord. It was the commitment orders for that classless servant boy.” &#...

  18. Jelly Belly (Mature)

  19. Wight Light

    His flare’s glow revealed a mound of growling white fur. A wide pink mouth yawned, causing whiskers six feet long to scrape its cave’s vaulted ceiling. While Devon’s sphincter held back his liquefying fear, Sunshine screamed. “I...

  20. A Sleeping Giant

    The tired giant, sinks below, where Winter’s begin Its juices worn thin, starts to unwind, to start over again A whispering wind, wrapped tight around, Summer’s end Rends curly scales, from an aspen, on Autumn’s mend Simple Fall colors, white...

  21. Untitled

    Josh stared, a lot. A deer caught in headlights looked asleep compared to his stare. Professionals tried to explain it to him, but they became frustrated, they didn’t know if he was listening or not. He wasn’t. Josh stamped his feet in the snow and...

  22. Untitled #1 (Mature)

  23. Leaf through Pages

    The static smell of frying dust brought Guy out of his slumber Guy Montag found himself surrounded by a forest. It leaned in over him; a nude canopy. He never knew the definition of stillness, he’d seen flailing spines after setting his regulated...

  24. Bad Unicorn!

    I read about a troll who lived under a bridge, outside the quaint village of Ficly. It shouted t0 all, (listening or not) “I am a member to many online communities, and I love to go on the computer.” But the innocent Ficleteers thought this...

  25. Hair Pin Curves

    “Do you like my hair Mr…?” “Comma, Henry Comma. My I.D. code is top secret, don’t bother.” “Once again Mr. Comma, my hair. What about my hair, do you like it?” “IC αβ-38-17-26, are you aware that ...

  26. Sympathy Card

    Dear Mistress Brown; I am writing on behalf of the entire farm. We’ve been effected too by the untimely death of Master Brown. The entire affair frightened us; the loud sirens, helicopters, police cars, television crews, angry in-laws and lawyers...

  27. Flavor of the Weak

    Hugging a steel mixing bowl, I gently prepare to transfer scentless spices of a life burned through. I fight the urge to prepare a celebratory cake. The life she led, and the lies she fed, made us sick of her flavor. I start taller and go smaller. I ho...

  28. Floater

    “Have I ever told you about how I solved a murder?” “Wow! No way! Really?” “I was sitting at the side of a pool in Las Vegas. There were a lot of people sunbathing but not swimming, it was October. But being from Michigan,...

  29. Wad

    “Have I ever told you about my first pair of Speedos?— “Um, yes.” -I lived in a small town in Michigan. No one knew I was gay, so I didn’t have any gay friends. I was forced to take a vacation so I decided on Las Vegas. I ...

  30. Lazy Sioux Zen

    Othneil chuckled at the familiar voice behind him. “Lazy Sue, you ink-stained whore, don’t need your help.” “I only whore for blood and lead Old Man. I don’t have a beef with you any such way. As far as I’m concerned...