I am happy to announce that two of my short stories are soon to be published in the upcoming anthology, Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths. The first story is about a mortal on the cliff’s edge of suicide, bartering with a being he thinks may be God. The second story illustrates Life and Death wagering on the same man, how he arrived at the edge of suicide, and whether he will choose Life or Death.
Left Hand Publishers, LLC is producing the anthology, which will go on sale in mid-to-late November of 2017 in time for the holiday season.
These two stories have a slight supernatural/metaphysical lilt to them but are ultimately about one man trying to come to grips with the state of his life and choosing 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.’ ”
About Paul K. Metheney, the Author: Paul...
- was the featured author for dozens of sports magazine articles,
- has had four short stories published in recent anthologies,
- is contracted for a collection of his own short stories, and
- is working on a much-delayed novel or two.
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.
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.
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