365 Writing Prompts: Pants on Fire

What was the last lie you told? Why did you tell it?

Whether it’s the last lie or not, I am not sure. We tell lies for many different reasons, if the lie helps the other person I do not consider it terrible.

Some time ago my brother-in-law went to Bangladesh for a short while, he did not return the day he was supposed to. My husband told me to call him,  I called his home number, there was no answer. My husband asked me to call his work number.

I got his number and called his office after a few rings someone answered . I asked to speak to my brother-in-law. He told me he was not back from Bangladesh.

When I asked him if he knew when he’ll be back, this is the message he gave me, “I don’t know when he’ll be back, I heard his mother died or something.”

My husband was slicing some meat, he asked me, “what did he say?”

I said, “he doesn’t know.”

I knew it was a lie but I couldn’t possibly tell him,”he is delayed because your mother died!”

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2 thoughts on “365 Writing Prompts: Pants on Fire

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post about telling a lie. Sometimes lies do indeed get told, and not for bad intentions.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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