Love and Deceit: 10 Short Stories with Strategic Lies, Risky Tricks, and Tangled Lives by William Mathis
Approx. 43,830 words.
Published on April 18, 2012.
Combining deceit with relationships involving lovers, family, or friends can be devastating. But these short stories examine how the consequences for dishonesty, in its many forms, can vary widely and at times be humorous or bring surprising results. The context for deceit differs in each story as relationships fracture, survive, revive, or disintegrate. Sometimes, love simply overwhelms deceit.