Zac narrates the story of his and his brother's various struggles. Each brother has something he is hiding from the others- something that causes him great pain. Their stories unravel as you read.


This story is rated R for language and adult circumstances. The "f-bomb" is dropped a few times. I want to warn you as the reader that there is a very mature subject discussed in this novel. I cannot reveal what it is (that would ruin the story for you) but if you don't feel you can handle something that might be slightly uncomfortable or controversial please refrain from reading. By no means however is this story unnecessarily crude.

This is Fiction. Pure, 100 % Fiction. Now choose your course of action:

A. If you do understand the term "fiction", pat yourself on the back, skip part b, and read on.

B. If you do not understand the term "fiction" read the following:

fic·tion (fkshn)
1. a. An imaginative creation or a pretense that does not represent actuality but has been invented.
b. The act of inventing such a creation or pretense.
2. A lie.
3. a. A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact.
b. The category of literature comprising works of this kind, including novels and short stories.
4. Law Something untrue that is intentionally represented as true by the narrator.
[Middle English ficcioun, from Old French fiction, from Latin ficti, fictin-, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to form; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.]
fiction·al adj.
fiction·ali·ty (-sh-nl-t) n.
fiction·al·ly adv.
Word History: To most people "the latest fiction" means the latest novels or stories rather than the most recently invented pretense or latest lie. All three senses of the word fiction point back to its source, Latin ficti, "the action of shaping, a feigning, that which is feigned." Ficti in turn was derived from fingere, "to make by shaping, feign, make up or invent a story or excuse." Our first instance of fiction, recorded in a work composed around 1412, was used in the sense "invention of the mind, that which is imaginatively invented." It is not a far step from this meaning to the sense "imaginative literature," first recorded in 1599.


Chapter One