Some Kind of Lie

Are any lies
worth repeating,
be it their size
or their meaning?
The gospel truth
is bullet proof
for stories core.

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Hey! My daughter Bee is having a sale at their Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!

Too bad I couldn’t find a better video of the Marti Jones‘ song that inspired this:

Friendly Façade

What lies beneath
the surface truths
shall bare their teeth
put out their booths
once the hook's set?
No idle threat
beguiles with smiles.

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Hey! My daughter Bee has an Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!

I saw the phrase “what lies beneath” in a lot of posts lately, which made me think it was a prompt, but I can’t find it if it is. So I’ll credit Christine E. Ray’s poem “What Lies Beneath?” on her wonderful site “Brave & Reckless” for being the muse.

My Unpaid Bills

While I wandered
down a dark hall
my thoughts squandered
without recall
of whence I came
and whom to blame
for this remiss

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

I found this prompt in a folder and decided to write something for it, especially since Christine has started reposting these blog prompts on her site. In response to the 9 October 2019 Monster, She Wrote Book Title daily writing prompt on the Brave and Reckless blog and based on the title of a short story or book “Down a Dark Hall” by Lois Duncan discussed in the book “Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction” by Lisa Kröger.