DECEPTION. We’ve all dealt with it. Whether it’s deception of self, others, or being victimized by someone else’s lies, these are all themes that are familiar to the independent writers of the Writing Bloc Cooperative. In the second collection of short stories presented by Writing Bloc Publishing, twenty-four up-and-coming authors illustrate the many facets of DECEPTION.These mind-bending tales run the gamut from science fiction and fantasy to historical and literary fiction. In this deep look into the myriad ways we can deceive and be deceived, the authors examine how deception can affect our lives, and the lives of those around us, for good or ill.Throw off the shackles of your everyday life and dive into this stunning collection. You might find that there’s more to this book than meets the eye.Featuring stories from Aly Welch, Jane-Holly Meissner, G.A. Finocchiaro, Kelsey Rae Barthel, Estelle Wardrip, Nicolina Torres, Richard Allen, Becca Spence Dobias, Deborah Munro, Jaye Milius, Mike Donald, Grace Marshall, Mike X Welch, David R. Lee, Patrick Edwards, Evan Graham, Phil Rood, S.E. Soldwedel, T.C.C. Edwards, Ferd Crôtte, Jason Pomerance, Tahani Nelson, Susan K. Hamilton, and Michael Haase.