MLMM Story Swap #4

Yves is our host for the Story Swap challenge and says:
This time I want you to imagine that you can’t lie for an entire 24 hours (no white lies, no justifications, no omissions, no exaggerations, no embellishments). Write about your day real (if you dare to participate in this experiment) or fictional.

No lies, fibs, or half truths.
Ok then………………….
The days are pretty much routine. We get up, have breakfast, take the dog out, do housework and maybe a bit of shopping. Other than our neighbours, we don’t really see anyone to talk to, so it’s just us.
He tells me he loves me as soon as I’m awake, throughout the day and before I fall asleep. I respond similarly. There is no lie there. It’s a fact. We share everything, talk about everything, have no secrets, but that is now.

Forty year ago it was so very different.
I was living a lie. Going through the motions of being what was expected, jumping through hoops to please, losing myself in the process.
Oh for 24 hours when I could have found the courage to turn things around by saying one word……..

To be honest, I find this exercise rather difficult. I have always tried to be honest, though confess that sometimes I have softened the blow with a little tweak of the truth, or omission of detail.

My days are not bombarded with questions.
Most days we don’t have to be anywhere to make excuses not to go.
If I am asked a question, I say what is on my mind on the subject, even if I know it won’t necessarily correspond with the thoughts of the person asking it.
Gone are the days of being a ‘Yes person’ so as not to rock the boat.
Saying that though, there is always the chance that something I said will be twisted, misconstrued or misunderstood, so would that be classed as lying?
In doubtful circumstances then, best to say nothing and go to bed early.

However, IMO not being able to lie for 24 hours should be a condition of office for all politicians.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to MLMM Story Swap #4

  1. cagedunn says:

    My days are full of lies – characters, real-life, news, etc. Even research has to be validated against other texts to ensure the full picture isn’t too clouded by bias and misrepresentation.
    Writing fiction is too close to real life, so that’s full of the same things.

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    I live by that motto, if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all. Hubby says that’s lying by omission

  3. How beautiful that you are living in alignment with yourself and have a loving partner to share your journey

  4. Carol anne says:

    I agree about politicians having to not lie for 24 hours! Now wouldnt that be something if that happened!

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