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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Five sentence fiction: Luminous

Lillie McFerrin Writes

She was down in the dumps after her father died, she felt she was surrounded by darkness.

Her friends came to console her, she sent them away, one by one all her friends left her, she didn’t care, she was unhappy and didn’t think anyone or anything could make her happy.

Then one day she saw a bright light coming towards her, it startled her, she attempted to run away, the light kept coming towards her,”go away she cried, leave me alone!”

To her dismay she saw the light changing into a human form, a gorgeous woman, who smiled and said, “I know what’s troubling you my dear child, you cannot spend your youth crying for someone who is gone, by doing so you’re making your father unhappy too, you have to learn to let it go, come with me I’ll show you the way to happiness.”

Realizing it was her only chance to be happy she followed the woman who at once  transformed into a bright light and led her to the path of happiness!

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