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?