A Tangled Web

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham
Photo prompt © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. I remember my mother saying this to us as children – and never paying heed. Now as I sat here in this windowless room filled with regret for the lies I had told, I thought of her and finally understood what a wise woman she had been. What I had thought of as trite sayings had some truth to them: I had reached the point where I no longer remembered the details of the stories I had told. And now, when I had to be truthful, I was not sure those interrogating me would believe me.

mondays-finish-the-story© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This story was inspired by Mondays Finish the Story. Each week bloggers are encouraged to write a story of 100-150 words based on a photo prompt and sentence starter)

50 thoughts on “A Tangled Web

  1. Well done Colline! I love the “trite sayings” and how indeed they really do have truth to them. Thank you for writing yet another story for the MFtS challenge. Be well… ^..^

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  2. I like the whole thing, but especially the last sentence, where the character really gets hit by the full weight of the staled lies. That is often the first step in becoming a better person…


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