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Lie vs. Lay

April 20, 2019

Artwork by Lauren Faulkenberry. Idea/text by Bill Spencer.

Lauren Faulkenberry is a novelist and illustrator living in western North Carolina. Originally from South Carolina, she has worked as an archaeologist, an editor, and a ranger for the National Park Service. She is author of the Bayou Sabine series and creates artists’ books under the name Firebrand Press. You can learn more about Lauren’s work at

Lauren Faulkenberry

Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential, Clever magazine, Defenestration, The Short Humour Site, Hobo Pancakes, and Nuthouse. He has also published scholarly articles on the novels of Cormac McCarthy and is co-author of an unproduced screenplay, "Angel Pays a Visit." He lives in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, artist-poet Carolyn Elkins.

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6 Responses to Lie vs. Lay

  1. April 22, 2019 at 7:39 am

    I cannot lie. Is this a word problem or a poor chicken problem? I feel for the bird and the word confusion that lies within? or is it lays within?

    • Bill Spencer
      April 22, 2019 at 8:13 am

      I wish for a world in which a chicken lays potato chips.

  2. Bill Y "The Legendary Legend" Ledden
    April 21, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Looks like an easy lie.

    • Bill Spencer
      April 21, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      The humor in this cartoon has at least 2 layers

  3. April 20, 2019 at 9:35 pm


    • Bill Spencer
      April 20, 2019 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you for commenting, Mark “Easter Egg” Hunter. Happy hunting.

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