Saturday, January 5, 2013
White Lies and a Free Story
A friend posted something on Facebook about ‘white lies’, and whether they’re necessary. Boy, that question revved me up. I understand what is meant by a ‘white lie’, and I don’t believe we can live without them. Sure, it’s neat to say ‘well, if I don’t have anything good to say, I’ll just keep my mouth shut’, but when you get painted into the proverbial corner, the truth is the first casualty. Let’s face it, if anyone asks us certain questions, especially the ones concerning looks or intelligence, what possible good comes from being bluntly truthful. The majority of times require a ‘white lie’ or a very obfuscated truth or we end up looking like ogres. Until our beloved interrogators remember the lawyer court code – never ask a question if you are unsure of the answer – we will be stuck with the ‘white lie’. I wish people had thicker hides… but they don’t.
Hey, in writing news, Bookstove.com picked up my romantic comedy short story, THE REUNION from my Triond account. I wrote it for BTSemag, but they needed a PG13 short story, and mine was just a little beyond. The editor offered to let me clean it up for a future issue, but without a little of the risqué in it, the story would have lost a good deal of the humor. Here’s the link to the story. I believe you’ll get a laugh out of it. I was able to use my Grandson Colin’s invention of ‘Quilt-a-Woman’ in it, which he was excited about my writing into a story.