Pants on Fire: A Collection of Lies

By Clayton Smith

A actual choice of brief tales which are humorous, terrifying, poignant, and touching; humor, horror, and honesty combination seamlessly during this sparkly anthology!

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A circus performer forsaking a path of ghosts; a citadel of bumbling nitwits desirous to end up themselves to King Arthur; a global packed with lethal mirrors; a librarian who blunders dying for a really somber wheat farmer; this pesky little factor known as “the Rapture.” some of these and extra pepper the pages of Pants on hearth: a set of Lies, a twisted, quirky, macabre global jam-packed with hilarious and chilling stories. equivalent elements humor and horror, those seventeen astonishing tales will depart you delighted, thrown, and enthralled. 

Being lied to hasn't ever been lots enjoyable!

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A few individuals are sneery humans. I’m now not sneery. yet each time i glance within the reflect, there i'm, or, relatively, there he's, sneering away. I first spotted it a few week in the past. i'm wondering if it is a new improvement, or if my mirrored image hasn't ever quite been my mirrored image in any respect. It’s ridiculous, i do know, yet give it some thought. How good will we particularly see ourselves? back, no longer metaphorically. actually. How good can we see ourselves? In mirrors, and in images. the true you and the photographed you by no means particularly fit up all of the means, do they? i believe he is familiar with that i do know. first and foremost, after all, he performed it off like he was once not anything greater than a replicate photograph. He made an identical strikes I made, and an identical uncomplicated faces. I raised my left hand; he raised his correct hand. I frowned; he frowned. I caught my tongue out; he caught his tongue out. yet I spent an excessive amount of time attempting to trick him, i suppose. an excessive amount of time attempting to get him to slide up. It’s now not basic for somebody to spend a lot time on the replicate. He should have recognized whatever used to be up, simply because now he doesn’t even trouble making an attempt. while I come to a replicate, he makes obscene gestures. I don’t make obscene gestures, you recognize. i feel they’re crude. yet he doesn’t. He turns out to imagine they’re hilarious. truthfully, I don’t understand why I simply didn’t cease having a look. It’s in contrast to he used to be assisting me kind my hair or payment for acne or something. Seeing a stranger turn you the chicken doesn’t precisely do wonders on your hygiene. It rather didn’t do me any stable to maintain taking a look. strength of behavior, i assume. I don’t are looking to get off aspect right here, yet i ponder if this occurs to somebody else. I’m death to invite round, yet it’s no longer this type of factor you increase at dinner. “How used to be your day at the present time? ” “Oh, it was once superb. Say, is the individual on your replicate a deranged doppelganger? ” That’s this kind of query that has nice disruption strength, i believe. Plus, fact be informed, I wasn’t overly inquisitive about it firstly. My reflect double can make all of the lousy gestures he sought after, it wasn’t quite affecting me. no longer on a private point. no longer till the day before today, that's. the day prior to this, he did whatever new. while I appeared into the foggy rest room reflect after stepping out of the bathe, he wasn’t sneering. He used to be doing anything else completely. whatever like a grin, yet harsher. A smirk, perhaps. He raised one finger, which have been resting someplace underneath the body, and he introduced it as much as the skin of the reflect, on his aspect, in fact. Then he began to draw letters within the steam. It should have been not easy; he needed to do it backward. yet he didn’t appear to have an excessive amount of difficulty. while he used to be performed, I’M GOING TO KILL YOU used to be beautiful legibly scrawled into the mist. Then he waved, very slowly, and breathed onto the replicate, protecting the phrases and his mirrored image in clean steam. That bought me a section panicked. i attempted to prevent him the remainder of the day, yet it’s now not as effortless as you’d imagine. The rearview reflect within the vehicle, the mirrored image in a puddle, washing your palms after the restroom. It’s essentially very unlikely to prevent seeing your mirrored image altogether.

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