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

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  1. Zombie Family: Knocking Around

    A rumbling. Not much stirred the three into movement, like cockroaches in the dark. She moved, her stomach growling in protest, her un-dead still fed off her ghoulish grayness. Her husband, a putrid rotting melon, sat and stared at the flashing red and...

  2. Thief

    She’d tried to convince her son to be her friend. But he insisted on reminding her that she was a mother. She despised that reminder and hated him for it. She suggested, “Why don’t we be friends. Friends do favors for each other.̶...

  3. Mirror Mirror

    My father started acting strange during his second divorce. Anytime I or me fell from my mouth, he grabbed a blade: “You’re always thinking of yourself.” “Me! Me! Me!” “You’re selfish! If there was a war, and e...

  4. Juicing the Sun

    It drips on me, staining me umber. Like wax from the tip of a quill, It’s rays write on my skin, a gentle burn, spelling out how quiet the world should be. From East to West, It takes a leap, like a thirsty orange cow jumping over a blue moon, pa...

  5. Dog-Tired

    Damn filthy creatures, they’re everywhere, all around me. When one comes near I feel spiders start to crawl over and under my skin. I know they’re out in the daytime, but I’m more around them at night when I work. They call me Clean C...

  6. International Assassins Union: Pressed Butterflys

    “What do you mean” I asked. “I was planning on leaving a raw tattoo on your face, but I see butterfly girl running towards us, they must be parked next to you. She doesn’t need to see this. I’m going, so if you’ll ex...

  7. The New Guys: Friendship Tokens

    “But I haven’t agreed to sign on, and what about them?” I asked as I nodded at Flint and Jessica. “They’re Junior League, I didn’t want you to feel alone. They signed on last year.” I didn’t know if I fel...

  8. International Assassins Union: Miss Priss Picks at Her Scab

    “Shut it down, Scab.” Priss whispered into the driver’s ear. She held the knife to her follower’s throat as she hurdled the seat in her bare feet and planted the second knife into her side. “Nice blouse. You’re fresh...

  9. The New Guys: Sparks Fly

    “And where the hell were you?” “Looking for a sword” Flint said, “I only do swords. And knives. Not this stuff, looks too dirty. Nasty”. ""Thanks for the rag anyway, hope you find something more to your lik...

  10. International Assassins Union: Tuesday's Afternoon

    Tuesday casually followed her mark, careful not to be careless. She could see the woman, tripping down the aisles in her $200 pair of flip flops, a total industry no-no. Next, she brazenly stood behind her at the Starbucks kiosk, and then she saw it; T...

  11. The New Guys: Everyday Objects

    “Choose wisely” Gustav barked, “they’re all I’ve got” as he dumped a bag of metal sounding objects onto the floor. Weird dull things tunbled out, stuff you would find in some old man’s forgotten shack. I had a ...

  12. Axis

    Ben became familiar with the back of his father’s head. The back of the cap that hid his shame and the tips of the sunglasses that hid his crime. Ben’s summer started out with the headline: Local Principal Caught in Public Bathroom Sting Op...

  13. The New Guys: Gustav's Prayer

    “And I’ll need you three to sign this release and I need contact information for your next-of-kin.” “I don’t have any family Mr. Gustav” I said irritably, “I told the person that in my telephone interview”...

  14. Pregnancy Test Required

    Public Dispensaries L.L.C. . WANTED: Small Vending Machine Installer . REQUIREMENTS: . Must be a self starter Must be proficient working unsupervised High school diploma Reliable transportation Basic installation experience . COMPENSATION: . $75...

  15. Telephone Interview

    “Hellooo Lane! I got your email about my job posting on Craigslist”. “Well, actually, I really didn’t understand the position. What’s a Mystery Shopper? Can I get your name?” “That’s a great question reli...

  16. The Great Escape

    This world is ending soon, it’s true, I saw it on A.B.C.‘s World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer. I’d leave her behind but grab the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost and hitch a ride on the Great Space Coaster- Sing along, follow the ...

  17. John Holland Opens A Can Of Spam

    “Spam!” ‘We don’t eat meat!" his three daughters, Lana, Anna and Vana responded in unison. “No, not that you silly girls! I’ve recently discovered there’s a new free way to advertise, they call it SPAM! It...

  18. John Holland Law Firm: Getting Recognition

    John Holland Law specializes in advocating for the rights of people. Our cases share a common goal of holding the powerful accountable for the victimization of those in their sway. We fight for the rights of those who are not always able to advocate fo...

  19. Winter's Touch

    Winter awoke after the carriage slid sideways and struck an ancient walnut tree encased in ice. One of its branches snapped and crashed down, blocking the carriage from going any further. Winters foot warmer still contained some heat, so she must not h...

  20. Dear HAL,

    I play your movie over and over. You’re amazing, your acting abilities make me love you more. I listen to your voice at night, it rocks me to sleep. I lay a picture of you on a special pillow just for you next to mine and sleep soundly; I feel sa...

  21. Old Tyme Cough Syrup

    “Don’t drink that!” Professor Quick screamed as his brew spills down my throat: “So it’s you who’s been stealing my Old Tymer’s Syrup!” The lab floor lifts up like a heaving tectonic plate, and then drops...

  22. Winter's Work

    …as she turned back to watch the Buckle Family Factory fade away in the white blizzard, it’s windows crying black soot from the fire she’d set. The carriage rocked her like her mother used too, and the foot warmer made the carriage...

  23. John Holland's Mantra

    The crowd, trained to merge right, parted as the siren backed up to his office’s front entrance. The van’s doors slammed opened so fast, it seemed the gurney itself busted out. Wheeling over cans of Spam and scattered files, Igor and Vlad p...

  24. Hello.....

    And then I realize, it’s Hello I need to hear I’ve built this union based on fear forgetting about family and friends Who’re loving, close and near. I need to love a person strong and whole not fearing they might turn and go People...

  25. Front Porch Sex Ed.

    “Your mistaken” Adolfo barked" My loyalties are to Delgado only and he doesn’t have offspring, therefor, I have no pups…nice try". Adele rolled off the porch laughing, She gained her footing and raced through the dirt ...

  26. German Invasion

    “What are you doing?” the rare Blue German Shepard asked. “Relaxing.” “No you aren’t, you’re hiding, I smell your fear, it’s strong. It stinks too”. Adolfo lunged, snarling and gnashing his yellowin...

  27. Tired and Retired

    Adolfo saw the familiar emblem on the side of the truck: SEARCH AND RESCUE. Time to go Adolfo thought, and slipped quickly and quietly under the building. Knowing the smell of death, and the training he received to get excited about it, broke his will ...

  28. An Uncommon Sister: Part 1

    Robert, about 10 when his sister was born, came up with her name. The priests had painted marks on her forehead, citing something about 16000 virgins and 32 being the lords share. So they just doubled it thinking the lord and the devil would be appease...

  29. Strange Brew

    Lord Robert soon sat comfortably in the cave. The skull sat rattling in the roiling water while Clot sat sharpening his beak on the hearth’s stone edge. “Lichen or Birch?” XXXII XXXII asked Robert, “Or dandelion wine?” ...

  30. First Prong: The Magician

    Lord Robert quickly summoned a foot messenger to hold the ferryman at shore. Disguising himself, he made his way toward Peat’s Bog. Tossing a heavy purse to the ferryman, Robert stepped onto a small floating island and poled across the acid-black...