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Toxic Lies (PART ONE) -- Also Read The Ties That Kill (PART TWO) or the full collection The Girlfriend Tales Series -- [Kindle Edition]

Katrina Parker Williams
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Toxic Lies (Part One)

(A 9624-Word Short Story from the Girlfriend Tales Series) -- Buy individual short stories or the whole collection--The Girlfriend Tales Series (Volume 1).

Part One--Jealous of her sister Maggie and wanting everything she has, including her men, Ellyn hatches a plan with Maggie’s ex-husband to help him win her back but not without consequences. Ellyn plans a Valentine’s Day celebration for Maggie and her fiance Jameson, supposedly as a kind gesture of forgiveness.

In the small southern town where they live, Ellyn has created problems for them in the past as she has had a crush on Jameson since high school, some twenty or more years ago. Jameson has never had an interest in Ellyn, having always liked her sister Maggie. Although Maggie married Chuck, her high school sweetheart, it ended in divorce, mainly because of Chuck’s abusive nature throughout the marriage. Jameson and Maggie reconnected years later and plan to marry, and this is the reason, supposedly, Ellyn has planned the celebration.

Ellyn has ulterior motives as she plans to get Chuck and Maggie back together so that she can be with Jameson. The flaw in her plan, however, is that Chuck is a ticking time bomb with a temper that is truly unpredictable, which has dior consequences for all family members involved.

Also Read Part Two of this tale--The Ties That Kill (The Girlfriend Tales Series) available on Amazon.


About the Author--Katrina Parker Williams teaches English grammar and composition at a community college. She is the author of the following titles available at Amazon.

Read Katrina Parker Williams’ works:

Fiction Titles

The Dust Storm—A Short Story (Trouble Down South Series)
Rock—A Short Story (Trouble Down South Series)
Grandpa's Courtship—A Short Story (Trouble Down South Series)
Slave Auction—A Short Story (Trouble Down South Series)
Missus Buck—A Short Story (Trouble Down South Series)
The Hankering—A Short Story (Trouble Down South Series)
Trouble Down South and Other Stories—A Collection of Short Stories

Newest Works from The Girlfriend Tales Series at Amazon

Girlfriend Tales: “Excess Baggage”
Girlfriend Tales: “The ‘Other’ Other Woman”
Girlfriend Tales: “Toxic Lies”
Girlfriend Tales: "The Ties That Kill"
The Girlfriend Tales Series (Volume I)

The Girlfriend Tales is a series of short stories that addresses issues women grapple with from relationships to family to work and everything in between. Sprinkled with a dash of humor, these short stories offer a bit of mischief, mayhem, and even a murder or two. The short stories are of varied lengths from 3000-11,000 words.

Nonfiction Titles

How to Write a Great Short Story: A Beginner's Guide
How to Write a Basic Essay in Seven Easy Steps: A Beginner's Guide
How to Write a Researched Essay: A Beginner's Guide
How to Write an Argumentative Essay


Product Details

  • File Size: 185 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: StepArt Designs (January 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070Q5A3Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #844,090 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars great series March 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
although i don't usually read this type of book i was grabbed and pulled into the story from the first page. i found myself intrigued and fasinated by the story and the characters were a joy to get to know and watch them grow into their own. At first i did not like the heroine and then i found my self rooting for her on the as i watched her change and grow.. it was a truley wonderful book.

it was very easy to become emotionally connected to each of the character(s) and to empathize with them and what they were going through.i was a joy to watch them grow and change and become the people they wanted to be. if you love a book that makes you feel laughter,sadness, angry and all of the other emtions it is that we feel as people then this is the book for you.

i find myself hoping to hear more about these characters in a future book as well as some of the secondary characters that need their story told.

if this is the type of book that you enjoy you shouldn't miss this one and if you are not into this kind of book you should give this one a try and perhaps it will change your mind the same as it did mine.

i look forward to reading the rest of the series very soon now.
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More About the Author

Katrina Parker Williams teaches English composition and grammar at a community college. She is a Barton College graduate with a B.S. in Communications and a Masters of Education in English from East Carolina University. She is also the author of a fictional novel titled Liquor House Music. Her works have appeared in Charlotte Viewpoint, Muscadine Lines, Usadeepsouth, and the Wilson Literary Review. Her writings have recently been published at The Saints' Placenta, All Things Girl, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Pens on Fire, and Muscadine Lines. A short story was recently published in the Patchwork Path anthology.

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