Write a story about a pathological liar.
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“The Liar under the Oak Tree” by Lee Disco
“Where were you?” “Paris. We got in last night.”There was always some reality to what Lola said, even if none of it was true. Her dark skin sat pale and stretched across her face, and the thick curls sat in rigid bumps on her head, pulled up in a bun much messier than usual. There was a blue-ish black outline around her bloodshot eyes. She was not in Paris. I knew that. But she was up all night; she had been g...
“Never Be a Medium” by WRL Battle
Man, I used to love my job! Now, look at me. Would you believe me that I got big bucks just to lie? Of course you wouldn’t, you’re too trusting of other people. That’s your problem. You expect everyone to be honest with you. Well, guess what. That’s exactly how people like me take advantage of people like you. We rely on your naivete and willingness to see the good in peo...
“I am the Diamond Glints in Snow” by Henry Azure
It started young, as most things do. A sign here or there that in hindsight should have yielded a stronger reaction from those close to him. Charisma holds a dangerous role in a polite society. They start white and pale and innocent, and then contort and spin and weave until a rotting putrid misguided thought is all that remains. They start innocent and seemingly harmless, but what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.Going into his teens there was more pain and risk involved, but never enough for tru...
“Pseudologia Fantastica” by Alexander Brotherton
The city market is a great place for me. I thrive around people that have time to talk. Funny thing about areas with dense populations is that most people don’t have time to talk. At a city market though, on a Sunday, you’ve got time to talk. Know what I mean? Place is my sanctuary. Convinced some baristas at City Market Coffee that I’m related to Eminem and a secret millionaire who got his money while crypto was...
“I lied I meant to kill myself” by Sambulo Kunene
It was a cold winter that season. One of the coldest yet. My family and I had just moved from the city to the ends of the world because my father had been jailed for trying to embezzle millions of dollars of retirement investments. A small unassuming man with good manners who always looked down and had no scrupples was infact working day and night to put bread on the table for his family. Me, myself and I in my mind. I was an only child. My mom had no time for me only for her good looks. My dad worked day and night and we rarely saw him. ...
“Spackle ” by Vivian Pollak
(explicit sexual content. There is a bug in this submission page as I know for a fact I have over 1000 words but it keeps coming back telling me I do not have enough words... therefore, I am adding this lovely little bit of verbiage to put me over the top) Spackle “My former fiancé tried to shoot me.” They were naked and knackered wondering what to do ...
“Liar, Liar” by VJ Hamilton
What can I say? The guy’s my best friend—but he’s a pathological liar. This morning, for instance. We are at the indie coffee shop, in a line-up moving as slow as Saturday on a long weekend. Norman places his order, saying, “It’s a lovely day for a latte,” and the barista gives him a second look before she touches her order screen. She takes a cup and asks for his name. “Sam,” he says. His eyes flicker to her name badge ...
“What Now” by Fergus Roche
(Mature content: graphic language used)We all got to eat, but some wanna make more than a meal out of it. I’m not talking about those special occasion meals, like your birthday or at your sister’s wedding. Mine threw a great bash. Shame she didn’t see what a waste of fucking space her fiancé was till too late. Could of told her if she listened to me, but that’s another story.No, I mean the posh, gotta-be-seen, gotta-get-dolled-up kind where the food is on smaller and smaller plates. That’s a thing now, ...
“Trust Me” by Jacob Chudnovsky
When I walk into Rainbow Records tomorrow, with a fully loaded AR-15 in my bag, know this: I am not doing it out of hate. I am doing it out of love. I love America. America is the land of George Washington and Henry Ford, Ernest Hemingway and John D. Rockefeller, John Wayne and Babe Ruth. Rugged white men who loved hard work, hard drink, and soft women. America is not the l...
“Liar” by Danielle Jumper
“I used to work at Sander’s Grocery too,” Ian said. I had grown used to Ian’s constant lying about everything. They weren’t even big lies, like insisting his dad is the Duke of York. Ian lied about dumb stuff, like he forgot to do his chemistry assignment for Professor Mandelwood because his dog wanted to go for a walk, and his dog hadn’t been outside all day, so Ian felt sad and wanted to take Pepper fo...
“The Greatest Dog in the World” by Marty B
Sometimes it takes meeting someone in need, before I can appreciate what I have. I learned one day that you can meet someone with more than enough, and that can work too. It was back when I got my first dog. Now I wouldn't call myself a cat person, but I did not think of myself as a dog person either. However, after my sister moved in with her asthmatic boyfriend, I got her dog, Connor, a beagle mainly, with some terrier mixed in. Connor was a poor excuse for a dog, scared of its own shadow, and had a weird hab...
“Very thoughtful of you” by Bat Shit Lazy
He looked at her and knew she was a kind soul. He pretended to have dropped his glasses next to her. While he bent down to pick them up, the flurry of commotion got her attention and their eyes met. Jason smiled and introduced himself, "Hey, I'm Fred, short for Friedrich actually. Nice to meet you". A sudden wave of disappointment washed over his head, "this will not get me anything? Hmm, but let's see if she suspects th...
“Pins” by Madison Scruggs
She collected friends in the summertime like butterflies pinned to a sheet. They were locked under her glass frame, and her claw-like fingernails drove each one into the white canvas behind them so that they spread their wings but only to look pretty, never to fly away. She told them things she thought they’d want to hear. Pretended to be interested in their everyday affairs. Asked about their parents, but loo...
“The Adventures of Discernment” by Jenna Irving
“We were flying just past the island of Upolu with efforts to land in Pago Pago when our turbine engine suddenly burst into flames. We had one chute—there were three of us. We glanced at each other. As the pilot, they all knew what I’d do. I threw the chute at T, put two fingers to my heart—our code—and jumped out the copter at 15,000 feet. I knew how to summersault in the air and maneuver in a way that would allow me to slow the velocity. I landed j...
“The Semi-Golden Years” by Don Tucker
Retired couple James and Martha Newcombe were using their sudden heaps of time to do and see new things. They had five children who were no longer children and long ago moved out to start lives of their own. James, a former physician, and Martha, a former high school history teacher, would often dream and hypothetically speak about the journeys that would take place once they had the time. More than once, usually over morning coffee or evening wine, they would be walking the Valley of the Kings in Cairo or admiring the astonishing views o...
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