Published Stories

Unreliable Narrators

I love a good unreliable narrator. I know, I’m weird that way. My classmates way back in high school made that perfectly clear.

The first time I realized that a narrator didn’t have to tell the truth – even about their own story – the world just opened up. We were reading Tim O’Brian’s The Things They Carried. It had just come out and my teacher was unusually excited about it. When we got to the first “inaccuracy” most of my classmates just assumed the author didn’t do enough research.

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Everyone has heard the old adage that “actions speak louder than words” but how many of us have actually taken the time to dig into the meaning of that phrase? It’s something that it just feels like it’s right. Well, it is. Just looking at the literal meaning of the phrase you can imagine plenty of examples where it is literally true.

Take the classic bully event in school – the theft of lunch money.

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