|The Truth Behind a Tale
Author: ATigerStripe PM
Like everyone says, I am always over-exaggerating the truth. When I told my tales, I always added in 'extra details' even if they were lies. In reply, people would always roll their eyes or give a curt nod, but rarely did any give me a verbal response. One-ShotRated: Fiction K - English - Humor - Words: 389 - Published: 10-09-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3064397
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This is something I wrote last year. I didn't really edit this much from the original writing, so sorry for any mistakes.
No need for critiques as well, my writing is a lot better than last year.
~*~*The Truth Behind a Tale*~*~
LIKE EVERYONE SAYS, I am always over-exaggerating the truth. When I told my tales, I always added in 'extra details' even if they were lies. In reply, people would always roll their eyes or give a curt nod, but rarely did any give me a verbal response.
If you're wondering, by the way, I tell a lot of stories. One in particular that was a constant tale I liked to tell others was the story about a princess from a faraway castle who was locked within her home from a dragon. The dragon, unlike other fiction, was not colored green and breathed fire. My dragon was iridescent and instead of fire, it blew out rainbows that were not friendly as the colors gave off.
The result of being touched by this colorful attack was transmuting into a black-clothed person who older kids called 'emo' or 'Goth.' I didn't exactly understand what that meant, but I added it in any way to my story. I considered cutting it out though as the kids who were always dressing in black always gave me dirty looks afterwards.
A lot of people ask me where my story ideas originate, to where I tell them everything was true and not just a tale, but fact. Though to give you an exclusive, I was lying. The story of the princess was actually from something that happened in the cafeteria last year while I was in first grade. A girl who was a grade below me had dropped her rainbow sherbet on the floor because of me accidentally running into her. In apology, I had bought her a new one with my lunch money. Though, again, the girl lost her treat from a fifth grader who was clad all in black accidentally ran into her. Kids from the same grade had laughed, stating 'the Goth was more colorful' and other hurtful things, but from that experience I had created my princess tale.
So, yes, I guess I do over-exaggerate the truth, but what is so wrong with that?