The Plot of Lies
Sometimes, when I take a break from a novel to write a short story, I end up with a piece that is unlike anything else I’ve ever known. Such is the case with “The Plot of Lies,” a story about writing stories, also known as metafiction. To my delight, the story was picked up by the quirky Canadian online magazine Fleas on the Dog, which is the perfect home for it. Issue 11 is up now, and free, for anyone who wants to pop by and take a look.
My story begins with a voice: “Maybe this is the novel. Maybe I just started it. Maybe I’m the girl and this is the day. It’s either the most brilliant or moronic idea I’ve ever had. I will never show this to anyone. That already sounds like a promise I’m doomed to fail.”
My hope is that my fellow creatives will get what I’m trying to do. May we all be bold and weird.