A Pocketful of Lies

Fiction is a succession of well-meant little lies.

This collection of ten short stories and even shorter vignettes, studded with tiny, throwaway caprices, will not change your life, either utterly or irrevocably.

It is unlikely to save your marriage, your relationships with your family, your career, sanity or soul.

Nor will it alter particularly your understanding of the very concept of the “short story” as a literal, cultural and socioeconomic construct.

It might entertain, and enlighten, a little. Anything else is due to your efforts in the capacity of reader, which we can only humbly and politely applaud.