The Identity That is John Holland

Avatar Author: ElshaHawk (LoA) "Read, Reply, Ficly, or Die!" -Krully Ficly Blogger-In-Chieftess I am a self-proclaimed member of the LoA (League of Awesomeness): Mistress of Well-Intentioned Indecision. Special Needs Teacher, wife, mother of ... Read Bio

John Holland, or so he had named himself, posted his best lines of marketing on fiction sites all over the web. ‘You have to reach the people where they are at,’ his marketing director had coached him.

He sat back in his chair and stretched. As soon as someone went to the website, he’d have them. Tracers locked onto their IP, pulled up all public files, and went digging in private ones.

Business is business and John Holland was the front of a huge identity theft mastermind who made sure no one knew his real name or location. He could be Santa Claus for all anyone knew.

He decided it was time to get a sandwich and drink something expensive to celebrate. Tomorrow he’d be rich again. Maybe Frankie would call off his dogs and he could take his little girl to the horse races again.

Or better yet, he could pose as a reasonable facsimile of himself, found online, and that man could go to the races. He’d needed a new fake identity for a while now.

Today, he could only dream of a better future.

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  1. Avatar August 2nd

    Inspiration from real life. It does work. But don’t be surprised if your story doesn’t have a prequel soon, ElshaHawk.

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  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Not to be confused with johnhollandlaw, or any of the other john hollands you guys come up with.

  4. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Ah, another spam parody. Advertising has really been more misdirected or more poorly done.

  5. Avatar Tad Winslow

    Neat. I think this is the first story I’ve read on a fiction writing website that has included fiction writing websites. Usually it seems that we try to create stuff that’s far from the reality right before us on the computer screen. I like how you found a story in this unlikely place.

  6. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    yeah there was spam on the site about this lawyer dude named john holland and I was so frustrated i made him infamous. it was a prequel. and the ficly creators did their awesome jobs and deleted it. :)

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