General Notes on Catching Truth – A Beginner’s Guide

By Rachel Canwell

  1. Never catch truth in a tin bucket. It  lands with a clang and will always alert others
  1. Truth is usually caught at night, when least expected; frequently bathed in moonlight or the glare of a hidden screen.
  1. Truth is revealed in parts, followed like a trail,  from one murky pool to another. Expect detours, fallen branches, most likely a wolf or two. 
  1. Always dress appropriately and in-line with your particular species of Truth. Consider body armour. Or possibly heels.
  2. Finally, take time to ponder how you will cage your Truth. Assess whether you have the space, aptitude and necessary fortitude required to be the keeper of something that will, undoubtedly out live you? 

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Rachel Canwell is a writer and teacher living in Cumbria. Her debut flash collection ‘Oh I do like to be’ will be published by Alien Buddha in July 2022.. Her short fiction has been published in Sledgehammer Lit, Pigeon Review, Reflex Press, Selcouth Station and The Birdseed amongst others. She is currently working on her first novel. 

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