“Flirting With The Truth” is a collection of short stories and poems, all of which are true, based on situations and events that have taken place in the life thus far, of the author, Luella Thomas. The story, “A Fed Up Woman” can certainly be appreciated by both women and men: it is about entering into a relationship in hopes of becoming that special one to tie the knot, but after several years of patiently waiting, and with a deadly blow to her ego, which would inevitably shock her back to reality, Luella would quickly learn that letting go and moving on, would prove to be most challenging.
The story, “Simon Said” is about friendship, politics, and deadly intentions to undermine, manipulate, and destroy the innocent. With an uncontrollable lust to recruit those who were vulnerable and weak, and to entrap anyone who would get in the way of his progress, Simon would stop at nothing. Known for his charm and charismatic approach, many loved him initially, and although he marveled in delight while watching his victims helplessly self-destruct, he spared no prisoners who entered into his web of deceit: the lost of their pride and then death, was imminent.
The poem, “A Righteous Prayer” offers a prayer of relief to those who seek spiritual guidance, while “Now Is The Time” addresses change, commitment, and loyalty, in order to survive today’s social and economic problems. “A Message To My People” is a must read poem, for it addresses the issues of morals and values amongst ourselves, our families, and our allies.
“Flirting With The Truth” is said to be a sharp and invigorating piece of literary work, comprised of hair-raising poems and heart-felt stories about life’s lessons, which renders ‘food for thought’. It’s funny, entertaining, and a pleasure to read.