Friday, December 15, 2017

two truths + a lie

ok so here's the rules. we did this exercise in my creative writing class where you write three short excerpts about your life, then share them and people have to guess which one is a lie (or you can do 2 lies + a truth, whatever). soooo here goes nothing! everyone post your guesses in the comment section! will be revealing which one is a lie, MONDAY 12/18. also tagging a few people below just for the fun of it !!!
1. I remember when the hurricane came and flooded the backwoods for miles. Me and all my cousins went out and foraged in the mud, exploring for hours in the murky water, swimming when it got over our heads, and surprised when we came out with nothing but a cut foot bleeding out on the gravel road back home.
2. I remember when we decided to cut across the field of one of our distant neighbors we never talked to. We ran along the tree line like it was some kind of secret cause we knew he'd told our parents to stay away. It was only when we got to the other side by the river that we saw him. He was standing out there with two huge, mean-looking dogs on either side, and he was staring right at us. We froze wondering whether to risk the two mile run back home or go jump in the river or just wait there like sitting ducks.
3. I remember one day when we ran away back in the woods behind my cousins house til we finally got to the field. It was getting dark and cloudy by the time we reached the barbed wire fence and saw the enormous bull on the other side. When my cousin, the one my age who everyone thought was my twin, and the older one with dark hair decided to go in for the fun of it, I felt sick. But, of course, I didn't say anything. No sense in getting called a girl when you could avoid it. They crawled under barely avoiding the barbed wire. Once they were under though, they started making a clamor of noise, whooping and yelling and running around, trying to provoke the distant bull. Only it seemed to be working. "Y'all!" I yelled. The bull snorted and pawed at the ground. They saw and scrambled to get back under the wire without being electrocuted, as the bull started charging.

TAGS:
Literally anyone else who wants to do it!!!! and feel free to say I tagged you for it in your post ^-^


OK HERE'S THE TRUTH: #3 WAS THE LIE.
although partly true, the bull did not charge lolz.
thanks for all the guesses you guys!!! xo

30 comments:

  1. These are hard, but I guess #1 is the lie. XD

    ~Ivie
    iviewrites.blogspot.com

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  2. I had to do something like this for my creative writing course this semester except it was two lies an a truth. It was so fun! I think the first one is the lie but honestly, I don't have a clue. Haha! You are an INCREDIBLE writer. <3

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  3. Honestly these all sound pretty real, but I would also have to guess #1, not really sure why though.

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  4. jeez these are good. and I have no idea which one is correct. but my guess is #1. :)

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  5. I don't know, though.....oh gosh, Ummmm #3? lol Wild guess! :D

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  6. #2?! I have no idea. This is so hard to pick.

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  7. Hey girl! I haven't commented here forever...or been here forever.
    An'ways, here's to saying hey.
    I'll go with #3
    Michaila
    seventytimeseven.com

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  8. THIS IS HARD. My guess is that number one is the lie but I also want to say 2. Gosh I don't know!!!

    Short snippets of life are awesome, I love the stories here! The third story made me laugh! Writing is such a wonderful thing. Keep a look out for my post! ;)

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  9. so hard when we can't see your facial expression!!!! ;D
    xx

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  10. THIS IS SO HARD OH MY GOSH.

    I feel like #1 is the lie?? But I honestly have no idea oh my goodness.

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  11. I think #1 seems to be the first choice for many but I'll be totally random and guess 2. =)

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  12. OH MY! I really don’t know...I’m just gonna guess #3. Something that crazy is probably true though! XD Thanks so much for tagging me, I’m *SO EXCITED*!
    Lydia

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  13. Hi hi!!! Love this prompt! I guess #3 is the lie ... ;)

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  14. I'm going to guess...#2???

    btw, the 2 truths and a lie were really lovely to read. You have such a lyrical and calm way of writing. :)

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  15. This is hard but I think #1 is the lie. Fun idea!

    Hailey
    www.haileyhudson.wordpress.com

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  16. GAH Idk if my first comment came through or not (silly Blogger) but I love this post idea!! :) And I think #1 is the lie.

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  17. I think #2 + #3 are lies and #1 is the truth.........xD MAYBE?!

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  18. This is the coolest idea, Olivia. My guess is #2 and #3 are lies (but just like everyone else, I have no idea).

    You wouldn't mind if I did this on my blog, would you? Sometime in the future? I know you said anyone could, but I'm asking anyway.

    k.

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  19. This is so cool! Lydia tagged me for this too and I am so excited! I'm guessing #1
    Lily 🖉 @ lilymaesday.blogspot.com

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  20. I've seen this before and it sounds like so much fun! I'm guessing #1 is a lie, considering that the water would have been very unsafe to swim around in. o.O But ahh, this is very tricky!

    Great post, dear!

    xx Kenzie

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  21. Ugh...this is so hard!! I can't choose... I think #2 is a lie!

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  22. I think #2 is a lie

    Lilah
    lilahsmusicals.blogspot.com

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  23. Number 1 is the lie ;) also what a great idea wow lol

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  24. WOW! So excited to see this answer! Thank you SO MUCH for doing this Olivia, it’s bringing back memories for me. I love all your beautiful writings, it’s like you are sharing your heart in such a simple way... I don’t even know how to describe it... thanks again so much 4 tagging me, I (finally) have my post out, I’d LOVE to hear your guess! <3 <3
    Lydia

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  25. i think the 3rd is a lie! idk honestly ;) they were all so good xx

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  26. I think #2 is the lie :) You are soo good at writing tho and I think I'm gonna steal this idea.

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  27. ahh I'm too late, but woah I love this idea. also you wrote them all so so well!!

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