The truth might hurt sometimes. That’s why a little white lie goes a long way in making a loved one feel better about themselves. Granted it could also spill over into two, perhaps even 200 lies, which is about the average according to a book by M. Hirsch Goldberg.
If these statistics are anything to go by, then we are all in desperate need of tell the truth day. That means coming clean about the skeletons in our closets.
Today is all about being open and honest for a full 24 hours. Time to put our characters to the test and see how they cope with going through a day where they cannot tell a lie.
7th July Writing Prompts
In honor of Tell the Truth Day, write an original story involving any of the following scenarios.
- Your character has to go a whole 24 hours without telling a lie.
- A game of truth or dare/two truths and a lie forces your character to confront a lie they’ve been living.
- A story where a character’s secret life is exposed, changing their life forever.
- The head of state is the victim of a secret organization that injected a truth serum into their water supply making them blurt out top-secret government secrets all willy-nilly.
When you’re done, remember to use the tag ‘dailywitheli’ so that I can add your story to my word prompt hall of fame. You do not have to attempt all of the prompts. However, if and when inspiration strikes, follow the muse.
For today’s prompt, we are tackling Flash Fiction. This is a story that is between 751 and 1500 words. Therefore try your best to stick within the confines of the word count for your story.
If you do get stuck, don’t sweat it. Simply take a walk, grab a drink of water and get back into it. I always use images to inspire me. You can also refer to some of the best truth or dare games you can remember, films or books. As long as it helps you write, do it.
Have fun with today’s writing prompts and remember, the truth shall set you free.
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