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Month: April 2020

Three successful lies that authors use

For a variety of reasons, authors lie to their audience. It makes perfect sense, because most fiction is indeed a falsehood. The author tells a story, with an implied wink, and for a short time we choose to believe it at some level. Most of us have those moments, when we are transported during a good story, and briefly forget at the conscious level that it isn’t real. This one…

Sound the Siren

I stopped for petrol at a Shell service station that was nestled beneath the highway overpass. It was midnight, and the station was only illuminated by the distant orange lights of overhead street lamps, and the occasional white-hot flash of a car rudely rounding the bend with its high-beams on. I’d been listening to Cream on the radio as they crooned about someone named Ulysses. The album had gone platinum…