Today is whiplash day. Back from vacation, hop into bed, wake up, head to work, jet across town after work, fly to Toronto, and begin manager meetings.
I'm so excited.
The next story I'm discussing is about lies. I'm not sure how that ties in with my previous statement, but, y'know, not every introduction has to be fraught with deeper meaning.
"Thou Shalt Not Lie," by N.S. Beranek
Oh how I loved this story. A man investigating the death of a minister - who died doing something selfless, at least on the surface - draws a faithful man to talk to the man who the minister saved. The two men speak, and in learning about lies, there is a chance to learn some greater truths.
This tale is delicately spun, and the characters interact with a raw honesty - despite being knee deep in half-truths and untruths - that left me quite touched. I hadn't imagined where the story was going from the start, but I really enjoyed the journey.