Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Now Available Online!

Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths by Left Hand PublishersI am proud to be a contributing author in Left Hand Publishers’ latest anthology,  Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths, available now on Amazon.  Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths is a mixed genre anthology from authors all around the globe. The short stories range from the supernatural and fantastic to thrillers that could be ripped from tomorrow’s headlines.

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In my first story, “The Fall”, a mortal on the cliff’s edge of suicide is confronted by a being who he assumes is the Almighty. The hero plays a game of twenty questions, in which getting his life fixed is the prize. All the while he is questioning the power of God.

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.’ ”

My second story in Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths, “The Bet”, is a separate story by itself, as well as a prequel to “The Fall”. The personifications of Life & Death wager over the mortal mentioned above, which he will choose & how he came to this crossroads


About Paul K. Metheney, the Author: Paul was the featured author for dozens of sports magazine articles, has four stories published in recent anthologies (most recently Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths), a contract to have more published in anthologies coming out early this year, is contracted for a collection of his own short stories, and is working on a much-delayed novel or two. Paul's company, Metheney Consulting, has been contracted to work as a marketing liaison and book cover designer for Left Hand Publishers.

Paul has nearly three decades working in advertising design, print, and graphic design. For the last twenty-five years or so, he has been working in the web design, SEO, PPC, social media, and marketing fields, including writing marketing copy for his client's blogs and social media on various subjects. Oh, yeah. He teaches those subjects as well at the local community college. Paul can be reached at his blog on writing, teaching, poker, travel, reviews, and all things politically incorrect at, on Twitter, and on Facebook. His Amazon author profile can be found at:

Despite a multifaceted nature, Paul is definitely 'what you see is what you get'. No hidden agendas. No having to guess what’s on his mind. He is wide open. Usually TOO wide open if you ask his wife, Melinda. Paul is happily married to his one-time, high school sweetheart, loves riding his Can-Am Spyder motorcycle, sporadically smokes a good cigar, and is an avid poker enthusiast. Paul is owned and cared for by two small Shitzus.

To learn more, visit his web site, dedicated to writing, teaching, poker, reviews, all things politically incorrect, and posts revealing genuine stupidity in the world: or email him at