Dungeon Prompts: For What Would You Lie?

This week’s prompt is: For What Would You Lie? 

“The worst part was that I had things I wanted to tell my mother, too many to count, but none of them would go down so easy. She’d been through too much, between my siters-I could not add to the weight. So instead, I did my best to balance it out, bit by bit, word by word, story by story, even if none of them were true.”

– Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

“The truth is always an insult or a joke, lies are generally tastier. We love them. The nature of lies is to please. Truth has no concern for anyone’s comfort”

– Katherine Dunn, Geek Love

“The thing about lying to your parents is, you have to do it to protect them.  It’s for their own good.”

– Sophie Kinsella, Twenties Girl

“There is beauty in truth, even if it’s painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don’t teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one’s character, one’s mind, one’s heart or one’s soul.”

– José N. Harris

Today’s Prompt:

Do you think it’s ok to tell a lie if it’s for the greater good?  What about if it’s just to spare someone’s feelings?  How about simply making a story more entertaining for your friends? – embellishing the truth.  If you knew your favorite politician did something wrong, would you want them to lie for the good of the party or the nation?  Is truth your only option or do you sometimes find reasons to lie?


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The For What Would You Lie Prompt contributors are:

“The Real World” – Dream Cloud Diaries

Would I lie to you? – SplitSpeak

Mirrors of Lies – Finale to an Entrance

True Love, Self Love – Traces of the Soul

I Will Not be Sneaky or Lie – Living, Learning and Letting Go

10 Things that I would totally lie right to your face about so don’t even ask me – The Seeker’s Dungeon

Of Little Lies and Big Truths – Anawnimiss

For a Meal!!! – Contemplating Me.in

What Would You Do? – Martha0stout

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! – Nintier 

Truth That is You – Views Splash


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About the author

I am a King without a Kingdom, in a world with many masters, wrapped in the spoils of a jealous heart, and my people’s callous laughter.


    1. “You know when she is lying: her mouth is open.” That was me. My safety depended on lying.

      Eventually, I found that lying put obstacles in my way. It tripped me up as I tried to keep my stories straight, felt paranoid about being found out, reinforced my fear of the truth, and missed opportunities to be trustworthy.

      I see clearly that lies put an excessive barrier between me and other people.

      Now, I find just two occasions for lying: I can embellish stories with conspicuous “lies” to make them more entertaining. I lie when my, or someone else’s, safety depends on it.

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