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     “Cover Story”
 
He knew she
was lying
as soon as
she said it,
“out with the
girls
for drinks
after work”
wasn’t going
to fly
in the cramped
air space
between them,
he wasn’t in
a hurry
letting her
continue on
stating various
facts
about herself
and last night’s
actives
all of which
he knew
weren’t true,
he wanted to
slam the door
Hard
into her face
when he
paraded
the truth
out in front
of her
trapping herself
in a cage
with her own
words
unable to
talk her way
out of this
one
forcing her
to turn around
and walk in
a whole new
direction,
her overly
obvious smile
never fading
as she speaks
to him
her eyes
making a
conscious
effort
to catch his
eyes
and not break
contact
no need to
nervously
look away
when she spoke
the less
believable
words of deceit
her story was
so well planned
out
no gaps
she’s afraid
she could get
herself
stuck in,
he analyzed
every word
she said
from the start
of her little
lie
setting them
aside
for later
putting together
an attack
for when he’s
ready to
send those
words
flying back
at her,
he had been
following her
eyes
waiting for the
deception  
to show in
them
when his
concentration
started to waiver
he was starting
to see the
finality
in his plan
as he studied
her,
watching as
she polishes
some of the
weaker points
of her story
to help them
slip by
his casual
interrogation
hoping to
get them
through
without any
counter questions
being fired
back at her
that she would
have to
strongly
deny,
she takes a
step closer
as she dangles
a checkable
fact
before him
feeling confident
in her game
grabbing his
arm
as she says
“you won’t believe
what Tina did
last night
it was so
funny”
that touch of
her hand
sends fear
through
his body
her smile
blinding his
hate
wanting now
to abort
his well
thought out
plan
flipping the
failsafe switch
on the
conversation
before she says
something
he knows
she can’t
defend
cornering herself
into admitting
her whole
fabrication
was a lie
putting their
relationship
on fatal ground
“tell me tomorrow”
he says
to her
with a trusting
smile
shutting down
all her
misinformation
before she
verbally trips
and takes her
whole story
down
with her
then adding a
“I’m glad you
had fun with
the girls”
to show her
he bought the
whole presentation
she had laid
out
in front of
him,
she gives him
a hug
with a dart
of a kiss
to his cheek
letting him
know
she appreciates
that acceptance
giving him
a feeling
he knows
that is
nowhere
close to
love,
a girl’s night
out
without any
girls
he thinks to
himself
a story
he can prove
is a lie
but has
decided
he won’t be
exposing
all the facts,
he’ll keep
her words
tied up
and held
hostage
never letting
them out
into the
light
of the
truth,
this little
lie
is theirs
now
something
they can
share
together…
 
     Tom Allen…08-02-2018…