Saturday, June 13, 2009

Game: The lying game



Notice both the picture and the word?

As writers we create illusions with words, too. Let's do that today!

The game is this: No truth allow. Only lies today. After all, truth is an illusion, and illusion, truth right? Let's have some fun and stretch the truth as far as we possible can. In fact, let's stretch it past it's breaking point. In fact, let's lie!

The Lying Game!

58 comments:

DESTINY said...

I can not play this game. I am incapable of not telling the truth.

Or is that a lie?

Ha ha. No, it's the truth.

Or is it?

Ha ha.

Destiny is having fun.

But really, I can't lie.

Or is that a lie?

Ha ha.

Chadwick Bingham said...

Destiny - as a lawyer I'd say memory and history can pervert truth into a lie.

Of course, Josiah, my fishing companion always tells the truth about the size of his fish - and the effects of hydraulic mining.

Josiah said...

How many times do I have to tell you, Chadwick? You are going to look stupid if you take this lawsuit.

That damn Feather River has been flooding since the glaciers melted.

And I never lie about the size of my fish. They are always bigger than yours.

Vic said...

You want me to lie? Okay. I don't want you blood. Not interested at all.

Now come a little closer...

Candy said...

I just sold a painting for two million dollars to a rich American and he wants me to do another for him. He's very handsome...

Josiah said...

What wonder.... ful ... oh. Candy. You almost got me. Someday my dear.

Vic - tell me. What century did you become a Vampire?

And Chadwick - don't go stomping off in a temper. I thought we were going fishing today?

Faldur said...

I've been thinking a lot about what happened yesterday, and I've decided that Pelwyn and Ricky are right.

I should stop worrying, and let Marenya take the risk of marrying me, if she's still willing to.

Melbrinor said...

I think that idea of Pel's about requiring Rangers to marry is totally unsuitable. I definitely won't mention it to my father the King next time I see him.

Marenya said...

I'm not willing, Faldur. You've burned your bridges with me. You might as well stick with your horse.

Marenya said...

P.S. I was absolutely wrong about you preferring horses to people. It was terribly dense of me to make that remark.

Pelwyn said...

Oh, I'm so looking forward to being Queen! State negotiations and formal dinners will be terribly exciting compared to all this mundane twaddle.

Faldur said...

What does that mean, Marenya? Are you still upset with me, or not?

Marenya said...

Of course not, now that you've made that remark about changing your mind. I think you should ask Kalila to show you around her lamp again.

Chadwick Bingham said...

If only we could play this game in a court of law. Look at all that would be revealed. You better be careful Faldur. You are wadding into swift-waters. And that's no lie!

Faldur said...

I'm only ankle-deep. I can handle it.

(I'm lying... help me, man, please!)

Gabby said...

I seem to be butting in on a never ending family argument here.

Anyway, I'm going back to Jamaica next week. The warden has my tickets and I will be free of all this crap. I'll take over my grandfather's small store and have Brown's town at my feet. Hey, Man, life will be good

(But how could I bear to leave the Unicorn?}

Faldur said...

Yes, you are butting in! Get out, would you?

I'm sure the unicorn won't miss you. Forget about him.

Pelwyn said...

(I hope you realize, Gabby, that was Faldur's way of reassuring you. I think he is taking this game a bit too seriously. Perhaps our little "family" should go elsewhere for a while. Agreed?)

Melbrinor said...

(An excellent suggestion. Come along, everyone.

Of course, the real lie is Faldur speaking even one quarter of the things he's expressed this weekend. Usually he just broods mysteriously.

I am curious though... Marenya said to ask Kalila to show you the lamp "again." Does that mean he's already been inside it?)

Marenya said...

Good-bye, Gabby and Candy! I hope that what you said comes true. I mean, I hope it never comes true.

You know what I mean.

Josiah said...

Faldur - Chadwick and I are confirmed bachelors. I mean we've been married for years and years. There is nothing worse than being married and having to share your hopes and joys with someone else.

Plus - since you've been dishonest about the dangers you face, she'll be more willing to stand by your side. Ignorance ... lends support, you know.

Chadwick Bingham said...

Oh great Josiah ... just talk on and on about Gabby's boring news. Off to a new land! (Well I do believe it is the island of his birth).

Gabby - why would they ... huh. I get it. Still stuck in jail, no release in sight. Looks like Josiah and I both want to hear of wonderful things happening to our friends on here instead of the hard truths we must all face.

Faldur said...

It's always better to avoid facing the truth, don't you agree?

Faldur said...

By the way, I've given up drinking, so I can't share some of this brandy with you two married men.

Pelwyn said...

Faldur, what are you still doing there? I hate to spoil your fun, but everyone's waiting... That's a good Ranger... run along.

Honestly!

Faldur said...

I hear and obey.

Pelwyn said...

(Laughing)

Mira said...

Faldur and Company,

As entertaining as a family argument can be, let's keep to the topic of today's game, please.

No one is requested to 'butt out.' Everyone is welcome in every conversation.

Thanks.

Nevin said...

Uh...Mira? I'm afraid I can't play this game. I'm unable to lie. What should I do?

Vic said...

Aw...aren't you sweet and noble, Nevin!

Nevin said...

Vic, is that supposed to be a lie?

Vic said...

More like sarcasm, fairy.

Nevin said...

Oh. No wonder I don't understand what's going on around here.

Candy, I do hope you'll sell a painting, and Gabby, I hope you have a chance to go free again, and that's not a lie.

I guess I'll go away for a little bit. I don't know how this lying game works.

Mira said...

Ah, Nevin, I wish I had your problem!

Tell you what. Maybe next week, we can play a truth game. Then you'll can be the leader!

Anonymous said...

Hi

This is funny.

Hi Candy

Shadow

Anonymous said...

Hi

Wait. I'm supposed to lie. Wait.

Um.

I like broccoli.

Is that good?

Shadow

Anonymous said...

I like broccoli too.

Yummy.

Scruffy said...

foow! foow! foow!

shy said...

"It is always the best policy to speak the truth--unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar."

~ Jerome K. Jerome

Maxwell said...

I not a genius.

I not the smartest person in the room.

I not make bombs and blow people up.

Boom!

Katherine Cheshireson said...

I swear I am not trying to change the society. I swear I am not giving up everyone I love to do it.

Candy said...

Oh, Katherine, that sounds really scary. My Great aunt says a good society begins at home.

That wasn't lying. This is: Today, in California, it is snowing and I am putting on skiis ready to zoom down the hill to buy hot chocolate in the little town.I'm good enough to enter the slalom event in the next Olympics!

Hi Shadow! Isn't this fun, today we can do anything!

Elaine 'still writing' Smith said...

The light weaves through the grey early morning cloud. His hair traps the gold and spins it into threads of firey red. His dark brown hair shimmers with stolen heat. I want to go to the fire.

FLOWER

Why do lies ... change - in your head? Doesn't it know it's a lie?

Faldur said...

Mira (and everyone else) ~ I was lying when I told Gabby she was butting in. You said everything had to be a lie, right?

What I would normally have said is, "Of course you're not butting in! I'm glad you're here. And I'm sure the unicorn would miss you."

But I couldn't say that, I had to say the opposite, see?

Mira said...

Oh!!!!!

Faldur, I, um, er, don't (?) apologize.

I, um, er, didn't (?) misunderstand.

I, um, er, don't (?) offer my thanks that you cleared that up.

:-)

Mira said...

But, uh, thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Candy

Okay. Um, I went to a concert today, and they asked me to play with them.

I had lots of beer.

And a girlfriend.

Um, maybe you went with me....

Shadow

Anonymous said...

I wish George Bush was our president again.

Gabby said...

Faldur, I don't be no "she,"man. !! No way!!! OK I'm supposed to lie but I won't say I'm a "she"!

I really don't like you. No thanks for everything!
(That's a lie. Jeez, wars could start like this)

Pelwyn said...

Mira,
You are a dear, sweet person but you definitely need some practice lying. You should have told Faldur:
"What a colossal jerk you are! I can't believe you thought that flimsy explanation would excuse your behavior."
Then, of course, he would take it the opposite way and know that you forgave him.
Just like I laughed when he told me he "hears and obeys" me. Of course he doesn't listen to me at all!

Faldur said...

I don't know how to say this cleverly, so I'll just be straight: Gabby, I thought you were a "Gabrielle."

My sincerest apologies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gabby

I knew you were a guy.

You're tough.

Shadow.

Uh oh. I mean I didn't know you were a guy.

Hard game.

Hi Pelwyn

I don't know you.

Shadow

Oh, I mean I know you.

Shadow

Pelwyn said...

Hi, Shadow! I'm Marenya's cousin, the one she's trying to impersonate. Who are you?

Pelwyn said...

I mean... I'm not Marenya's cousin. I'm not engaged to Faldur's best friend, either. I hardly know them.

Christine H said...

I just want to say how awful I think this website is, and how much I hate coming here.

I can't believe these pathetic ideas Mira and Bunnygirl come up with. I really can't.

Marenya said...

Girls can be tough, Shadow. Such as Candy.

But of course, you don't notice Candy at all. I don't think you like her one bit.

Candy said...

I'm not at all sleepy. I won't be in my bed tonight, instead I'll go dancing in San Francisco. I'm not afraid to go there by myself. I'll take Shadow. I'll wash off all my goth make up and wear a pretty little dress.
(Not bloody likely!}

I hope you all have a really lousy night!

Tee hee!

Gabe said...

You want a lie? No problem, here you go:

You're safe. You're protected. There is nothing to fear; no one wants to harm you, and the spirit world is all singing cherubim and roads of gold paving stones.

Just don't pretend that isn't a lie you've been falling for for years.

~Gabe, On common Ground