November 14, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a lie. What is the lie? It can be subtle or blatant. Who tells the lie and why? Is it an unreliable narrator? Go where the prompt leads!
Chickens or Eggs
My parents are fairly intelligent people. They grew up on farms. Raised cows, pigs, chickens. They would solve a dilemma plaquing my young mind.
I asked Mom, “Which came first the chicken or the egg?”
“Well son, of course it was the chicken. Without the chicken there would be no egg.”
This makes sense, but I must ask Dad. “Dad, which came first the chicken or the egg?”
“Son, it was the egg. Without the egg there would be no chicken.
”DRAT! Why are they messing with my mind? One of them must be fibbing. I am so confused.
The Big Announcement
The night had arrived. The audience was gathered. Time for the big reveal. Everyone knew what was coming. Tonight it would be official.
People expected fanfare, fist pumps, and high energy from the wannabe king. It was his castle; he was coming back.
He rambles in – more a wounded goose than a strutting swan. His head hangs, no fist pumps, no energy. He’s alone; he speaks.
The same tired montage of lies, unfounded theories, derogatory remarks of his enemies. Finally, he proclaims MAGAGA*. A tired crowd cheers and walks away, mostly glad that it’s over. Time to move on.
*Make America Great and Glorious Again
Take a look at last week’s 99-word stories from writers around the globe in the Squeeky Collection.