April 17, 2011 Rejected Book Plot #17
Bit Mittler: Fabulist
Do you lie a lot?
Bit looked around hoping the question was aimed at someone else, anyone else. He realized he was on the stand and sworn under oath so tried to think of a good way to evade the question. Then he heard it again Do you lie a lot? Bit knew it was only a matter of time until this house of cards came crashing to the ground but he knew it wasn’t going to be today. Doing what Bit does best he began to spin a web of lies so intricate he would believe them himself if he didn’t know any better.
From a very young age Bit had what doctors would later call “an over active imagination” but his father would call it “a strong sense of survival”. Bit’s father was something of a master con artist. He was a firm believer in the notion if people will blindly believe anything they are told then they deserve to be duped. If America’s heartland gets told if they eat a pound of cheese a day they lower the risk of cancer by their neighbor Wisconsin, they deserve the heart attack coming their way. Growing up in a house were “lies” were not only accepted but encouraged, Bit perfected his fable telling skills at an early age.
Bit never could have dreamt of the circumstances that would lead him to the witness stand but there he sat.
Bit Mittler: Fabulist is a thrilling tale of love, loss and lies that will keep you trying to figure out just who killed Mrs. Jankins before the jury can render a verdict. In a world of lies can the truth ever be found? Is honesty really the best policy? You be the judge.