A little white lie

November 14, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a lie. What is the lie? It can be subtle or blatant. Who tells the lie and why? Is it an unreliable narrator? Go where the prompt leads!


What does it matters, it’s just a little white lie

That’s how it starts my dear and then one becomes two and two becomes too many. Lying becomes a habit that is hard to get rid of”

But nan, I meant no harm. I just didn’t want to hurt Mel’s feelings by telling her I won’t come to her party, I’d already promised Cindy that I’ll hang out with her”

Then my sweet, you should tell her the truth, gently. If we start to hide behind lies, we will lose our true selves!

Okay nan. I promise, never again!”


Word count; 99

Written for 99 Word Story- A lie, hosted by Charli Mills of the carrot ranch



32 thoughts on “A little white lie

      1. In the case of memory loss for seniors… it is hard to repeat some truths without getting them upset. Especially when someone has died… they don’t remember… and I think it might be a blessing not to remind them.

        I was reading the other day about a fake heiress… who was imprissoned for a time… but is out again doing the same scams… Guess prison didn’t help.

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