Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Creative Tuesday #5

Each week on Tuesday, I post a creative writing prompt and my response to it.  The best way to get better at writing is to practice.  It gives me a chance to write a little flash fiction and spend some time writing outside of my WIP. :)  You are welcome to do the same and post your response in the comments!

Creative Prompt #60
Write about the biggest lie you've ever told.

I was six years old and it has just been the first ice storm of the year.  The ground was slick with black-ice.  My sister, Stephanie, who was eight at the time, and I went outside to play.  We wanted to play with our Fisher Price roller skates, but Mom told us "No way".  We took the sidewalk chalk out of the bushes where we'd hidden it and colored for a few minutes, but we really wanted to try those skates.  Stephanie made me go first and it would be just like ice skating. 

Let's just say that it didn't.  I fell down.  Stephanie convinced me that we couldn't tell Mom or I would get in trouble, though in retrospect it was her idea.  We told Mom that I fell on the ice doing sidewalk chalk, but I hid my arm from her.  I hid my arm from my mom for two days before she finally took me to the doctor and we found out that I broke my wrist.

15 years passed... Stephanie and I were telling the story to a friend while my mom was listening.  She finally found out that I hadn't been ice skating!  We laughed so hard.  That was the longest lie we ever kept.  But next time, Stephanie gets to have the broken arm, not me.

Did you ever tell any good lies as a kid?

9 comments:

  1. That's a pretty cool tall tale. I wasn't very good at telling lies. I had a pretty patheic conscious. When I was five, I stole some Chiclets after my mom told me she wouldn't buy them. I hid in the bathroom at home, chewing the gum and crying then I told her what I did. LOL!!

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    1. Lol, my sister and I were usually like that... but she was the one who normally got in trouble. :)

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  2. Oh man! I've done stuff like that too where mom never found out until years later. Great story! BTW the other Krista has a sister name Stephanie too, lol!

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    1. It's so funny when Mom finds out years later! :) She does? That's so funny that she has a sister named Stephanie too!

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  3. Hi Krista! I love the header of your blog. Very nice and, um, making me hungry, lol. Just stopping by from the Campaign to say hello.

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  4. Cute story. My husband has a lot of stories like that and somehow the subject will come in front of his parents and he'll find out they didn't know about "that one" yet. Oops. :D

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    1. Very funny! "That one"... is a great way to describe it. It happens more than I think it does, lol. :)

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  5. I'm sure I did, nothing so big though. I mostly twisted the truth a bit.

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