Ring of Truth by Phaedra Weldon
Approx. 5,400 words.
Published on February 17, 2012 by
Sometimes we deceive others to take from them. Other times we take so that we can deceive. A traveling man is accused of stealing the King's Ring and murdering the Ring's Guard. The Guard's daughter arrives to arrest the accused and avenge her father.
But when she arrives, the truth isn't as it seems, and deception has the ring of truth.