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Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths

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There's an ironic beauty between humanity's love of Life and fear of Death. Life seemingly brings joy, happiness, hope, and love. Death can end sadness, illness, suffering, and pain. We asked writers to "Let the title and quote take your imagination, your story, wherever it wants to go."

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by Left Hand Publishers, LLC
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David Watson
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths is an anthology edited by Karen T. Newman that's all about death. Even though that's the subject matter the mood isn't always dark. This anthology spans several genres including Science fiction, horror, mystery and even some humor. Well written and well-edited, this book may be long but it's hard to put down.There aren't any bad stories here but to keep this review from being to long, I decided to just talk about a few stories:

Family Ties by Cara Fox deals with a d
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Paul Metheney
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Aside from the two stories I have in this book, which I do not include in the review, this is an excellent anthology. The premise comes from an old saying: “Life asked Death, ‘Why do people love me, but hate you?’
Death responded, ‘Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am a painful truth.’ ” ~Anonymous

The authors have created a variety of stories that range from the supernatural to the macabre. These short stories will have you pondering the relationship between Life, Death, truth, and lies and
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Amy Shannon
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An incredibly amazing anthology.

Every author in this anthology should be commended for their work in this collection. Bringing in life and death into a collection of stories, all by different authors, and how their writing is varies, but brings to life, this grand collection. I believe there was a lot of thought into what authors would be contributing their work, and how this work will be displayed. I've read each of the 23 stories, and enjoyed each one. The love of life, humanity, mankind, and
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J. Blesse
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Excluding my story “Slosh” from this review, there are some incredible pieces of short fiction in this anthology. Among my favorites

With Infinite Complacency by Steve Cameron
In Dark Places by Robert James
Again and Again by A.G. Lopes
Heaven’s Eyes by S.R. Betler
The Devil’s Embrace by S.D. Hintzsche
The Look by Robert Petyo
Pondering Eternity Over Waffles at Last Call by JCC Downing

Proud to have “Slosh” among these stories.
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