Prompt Day 17, A Little Behind the Times

Writing Prompt: Drawing from Real Life

Think about the last lie you told. What was your motivation?


My motivation for my last lie, and all lies I tell is always pretty simple:  is the truth going to be problematic- will it upset someone? Does it make the story I’m telling more amusing to stretch it a little?  If so, then the decision is very clear.  Sometimes I tell obvious lies, for comedic effect, which will be recognized immediately- these are always meant to make people laugh, and are never taken seriously to begin with.  I do not tell lies that I think could potentially hurt someone, and I do not lie to people who I know will take me seriously, except to make them laugh.


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