Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Where'd You Come Up With That?! Wednesdays "Finders Weepers"

"Finders Weepers" is a short story about Leonard, a habitual liar. He lies to everyone as long it benefits him in some way. But Leonard learns the hard way where the line is drawn between the truth and lies, and what happens when you cross it. 

The story was first published in Bewildering Stories issue 247. 

Don't you just hate it when someone lies to you? That's where this story started. Someone (I won't mention names) told me a lie, and I later found out about it. That made think up all kinds of punishments for liars, and not just pants catching on fire--something worse!

For days, I thought up punishments and as usual, it wasn't until I was about to fall asleep that my mind started churning out the ideas. I had to get up to find paper and write it down, so I'd remember. The next day, I started writing Leonard's story. 

What would happen if every lie someone told came true? That's what I did to Leonard. He finds a ring that has the power to turn all his lies into the truth. 

You'll have to read the story to find out what Leonard's actual punishment is, but I'll give you a hint-- it's not good. ;)

You can read "Finders Weepers" in Flashes of Fiction: Volume 2, along with some other pretty interesting stories (if I do say so myself.) 

You can also listen to it from audible and iTunes. 

Happy Reading!!