Sunday, December 17, 2017

Two Lies & A Truth

I altered the rules for this prompt just a tad. ;) Olivia, who writes the most beautiful and aesthetic pieces tagged me to do this. Normally, it's two truths and a lie. What you do is write three short excerpts from your life and people have to guess which one is the lie. What I did is told two "lies" and a truth. I say "lies" because I used bits of my dreams and instead of making up a piece of writing. Two of these stories happened in my dreams and one of them happened in real life. Let me know which of these short stories happened in real life!

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1- My sister and I were headed to our dad's house but before he picked us up at Fred Meyers, where we always met him, decided to get candy. We threw our overnight duffles in a shopping cart and walked to the candy aisle. Our eyes opened wide as we stood surrounded by all the sweet treats. I imagined the taste of each of the candies, then saw a sign that read two bags for five dollars. We decided to get a bag of Red Vines and a bag of Snickers. On our way to the register, my sister pointed out Fruit Roll-Ups. It had been forever since we had the sticky goop stuck to our teeth. I remembered my mom putting them in my lunch box and enjoying unraveling them. "Should we get them?" I thought of the memories they brought back. "Vanessa hurry up and decide we have to hurry and pay before dad gets here!" I smiled, "Okay! Put them in the cart!!"

2- We sat on the bench outside of the concert hall in late November. I had not seen this person for so long; we grew up together. Ever since the third grade, we had taken turns playing who hates the other more. It was something kids who liked each other but could never admit to it did.

"I don't know why we hate each other so much," he said sounding a little nostalgic.

I leaned into him a little and jokingly said, "Well, let's not hate each other anymore."

He took my hand and pointed out that it was freezing which to that I told him that my hands were always cold and I took my hand back trying to not make things uncomfortable. As we were walking to the dark red seats of the auditorium he said, "You know, I spent all this time exploring and wandering the world but now I don't know if it was worth it." He had just gotten back from his year-long trip to Europe. We were having the first sincere and open conversation we have had in a long time. Sighing I  spoke, " I mean, I spent all this time in college and I still don't know what I want to do," I paused to check if that was true, "I have a general idea but I'm still not sure." He just looked at me and gave me a tight smile almost telling me that no matter which path we walk we still end up in the same place.

3- The ocean whispered in the distance only the ones who were paying attention to their surroundings could really hear it for what it was. Eight teens, including my sister and I, walked through the sand dunes in the early evening moonlight until we heard one of the younger campers yell, "HEY GUYS!!" The small child was running towards us. We didn't want to babysit while we were on break so we all ran. Eight of us running barefoot through the dunes then parting our ways to hide below the crevices of the sand mountains. "Stay down," I told the girl who was hiding with. Peaking through the seagrass on the top of the dunes we watched the black shadow of the boy walk away.

All of the other teens walked out of hiding when the boy was gone. Just as the girl I hide with was about to get up I grabbed her hand and tugged her back towards the sand, "Let's scare them." A playful look came to her eyes as she nodded and asked what to do next. I muttered, "Stay low and follow me." Motioning with my hands GO! we ran behind a new sand dune. As we laid on the sand we heard the group shouting our names. My finger came to my lips Shhhh. "This isn't funny!" "Come on guys!" "Where are you guys?!" Everyone started to walk through the dunes to find us and together we kept moving from hiding to hiding. My heart raced as we went from dune to dune without being caught. This was the most excitement I have had. "On three when they get close enough we will jump out." I could barely see her lips move as she said that. We listened to their wandering until they were near. My fingers came up one by one. One, two, three they read. "RAWWRRRR!"

UPDATE: Number 3 was the truth!

18 comments:

  1. Lovely writing, I think the first is the truth and the other ones are lies.

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  2. Ooh, this is hard. I think number one is the truth, but then you have shared real-life experiences that sound like a storybook before, so I don't know. It will be interesting! I like how you used 'lies' from your dreams though. That makes them even closer to truth. xx

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    1. Thank you for commenting! I wanted to do a post on some of the dreams I had so this worked out nicely.

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  3. I think number 3 is the truth! Reading number 2 made me feel all nostalgic though. :)

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    1. Two was very nostalgic, glad you got that feel from it.

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  4. I guess #1 as the truth. Your twist is fascinating. I don't think any of my dreams could remotely resemble reality.

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    1. WELL, the parts of the dreams that I used were small bits of a whole dream... anything else given away and you would have known it was a dream.

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  5. I loved the idea for this post and your writing is amazing! I think number one is the truth!

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  6. I THINK THE FIRST ONE IS THE TRUTH. ahhhhhh oh my gosh I'm so glad you did this I looooooooved this post!! xD

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    1. I'm glad that you shared the post with us because it was so much fun to write out!!

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  7. I love this!!! The way you described each scene, I felt like I was really there. <33

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    1. Thank you! I do hope that you felt that way!

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  8. Sorry I’m so LATE!! I’m gonna say #1! Good job!!
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    1. Don't be sorry! I am glad you got to read the post! (:

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  9. Ahh I'm too late, but I loved how you wrote each of these scenes!

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    1. Thanks :) Your comments make me happy!

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