Posts Tagged ‘lying’

“… and this is for you Max.”


Five On A Treasure Island.

“Oh! Wow! I have been dying to read this!”

Enthusiastic gratitude.

I lied.

I have all Famous Five books.

Mum knew …

Gift-giver soooo happy.

The real gift: bubbling appreciation & beaming smile.

Lies. (Disappointment hidden)

Unlike previous lying times,

Parents proud.

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Against the law, a thrill, a challenge.

Can I get away with it?

A swift glance, some sleight of hand, then walk.

Blood rushes, pace quickens.

All clear.


Until Roger asks:

“Explain this?”

I lie.

Shoplifting: whack!

Lying: triple whack!!!

Blood rushes, tears flow.

High cost for cheap contraband.




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