Lit Up
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Lit Up

Altar Ego

Behind every joke a preacher tells is a story he’s trying to forget. This is that story.

“So you’re not going to tell her?” Bentley asked.

Vernon studied himself in the mirror, tilting his head from side to side. “Bentley,” he said. “I’m tired of talking. I mean to do it this time.” He looked away from the mirror and into the eyes of his co-conspirator. A thick index finger emphasized his point. “And she can’t stop me.”

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Welcome to Lit Up -The Land of Little Tales. Here you can read and submit short stories, flash fiction, poetry - in brief, your own legend. We're starting little. But that's how all big stories begin.

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Brandon Abbott

Brandon Abbott

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Brandon Abbott is a minister in Nashville, TN where he lives with his wife and three children.