Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Vol. I

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Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths is an international anthology of short fiction on the complex relationship between Life and Death.

“Life asked Death, ‘Why do people love me, but hate you?’
Death responded, ‘Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am a painful truth.’ ”

~Anonymous



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Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Vol. I by Left Hand Publishers, supernatural, thriller, anthologyBeautiful Lies, Painful Truths is an international anthology of short fiction on the complex relationship between Life and Death.

“Life asked Death, ‘Why do people love me, but hate you?’
Death responded, ‘Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am a painful truth.’ ”

~Anonymous

There’s an ironic beauty between humanity’s love of Life and fear of Death. Life seemingly brings joy, happiness, hope, and love. Death can end sadness, illness, suffering, and pain. We asked writers to “Let the title and quote take your imagination, your story, wherever it wants to go.”

Join them now as an international blend of authors, both fresh and seasoned, bring you an exceptional menu of speculative fiction, mystery, realism, horror, and the supernatural. If your palate varies from the macabre to the dramatic, Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths provides an assortment of tasty treasures that will chill, delight, and give you food for thought.

  • Supernatural, horror, speculative fiction, thriller
  • Anthology of short stories
  • Nearly 400 pages of thought-provoking fiction & fantasy
  • A mixed-genre collection of tales both fascinating & fantastic

Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Vol. I

Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Vol. I Table of Contents:

  • “Family Ties” by Cara Fox
    A metaphysical tale of life, death, and familial bonds.
  • “Red Carnation” by Brandon L. Summers
    A thought-provoking supernatural drama of duty and death.
  • “With Infinite Complacency” by Steve Cameron
    A sci-fi saga about the end of the world, cosmic lies, and bananas.
  • “Death and the Horse” by Terri Bruce
    A whimsical fantasy portraying Death, equines, and characters of myth.
  • “The Fall” by Paul K. Metheney
    On the cliff’s edge of suicide, a mortal questions God’s power.
  • “A Picture of You” by Timothy Vincent
    A sci-fi drama of infidelity, self-deception, murder, and love.
  • “The Half-Dead Man” by Michael J. Hultquist
    A macabre narrative of family, fear, and the final truth.
  • “The Bet” by Paul K. Metheney
    Immortal entities wager on a man’s choice of life or death.
  • “In Dark Places” by Robert James
    In the wake of her husband’s death, a woman seeks the truth or madness.
  • “Again and Again” by A.G. Lopes
    A supernatural and international story of love, coincidence, and fate.
  • “Conscius Sibi” by T. Gillmore
    A sci-fi story uncovering deceptive origins and the fantastic truth.
  • “Ghost Trap” by Douglas Clark
    An urban fantasy of spectral demons. Who ya’ gonna call?
    • “The Firekeeper” by J.M. Williams
      A mystical legend of Native American folklore.
    • “Heaven’s Eyes” by S.R. Betler
      A supernatural and epic tale of a woman’s deadly encounters.
    • “The Devil’s Embrace” by S.D. Hintz
      Other-worldly and unholy vows: Till death (or the neighbors) do us part.
    • “Slosh” by J. Ryan Blesse
      A graphic narrative of betrayal, pain, and death as real as today’s headlines.
    • “Guardians of the Dead” by J.M. Williams
      A Native American legend of the Afterlife.
    • “The Planet of Purple Forests” by Carrie Gessner
      A science fiction tale of war, lies, honor, and betrayal.
    • “The Look” by Robert Petyo
      The drama of a divorcee suspecting her ex of the worst kind of lie.
    • “Selfie Warfare” by Shaun Avery
      Social media takes a fatal and supernatural turn in this fantastic thriller.
    • “The Forgiveness Booths” by EB Pollock
      A science fiction mystery separating truth, lies, and justice.
    • “Pinot” by Devin Bradley
      A dramatic thriller about lies and love and the final glass of wine.
    • “Pondering Eternity Over Waffles at Last Call” by JCC Downing
      Vacations and celestial philosophy can boil down to romance and truth.
    • “One Night in Memphis” by LJ Hippler
      Flash fictional tale takes a page from reality exposing a shocking truth.


Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 7 x 4 in
Pages

nearly 400