lies - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The lies that I fear most are the ones close enough to the truth to pass under the radar, or else the ones that are so big you'd never dream a person could make something like that up. The half truths lead you away from trust into a closet xenophobia. The big ones are shock and awe, they just root you in fear so your primal brains starts doing the thinking. Once you're in survival mode there's a muzzle on your higher thinking, concepts like altruism, charity and cooperation become whispers among the anxious screams. If you fight it you stick out, you're a rebel, a conspiracy theorist, a marked person. So you take the government issue blinkers and set about your day, punch the clock, eat the cookie, buy the coffee.
Lies are swirling all around you, you're suffocating, the empty shape in you steals you're breath and now you're dead.
Through perfect teeth comes the truth and the lies, all vibrations in the air, inconsequential to the medium through which they travel. Only I know the difference. So I watch those perfectly aligned slabs of white enamel, taking in his entire being. I see the anger flash, the urge to hide his true feelings. And as we talk I crumple inside, all the while remaining composed. He has hid these feelings for years and never intended to tell, forcing me into a life that wasn't quite right, not quite real. Yet am not a possession but a person, a person with autonomy, entitled to know the truth so that I may self direct and make choices. Now I know, now I die, so that perhaps tomorrow I may live.
The lie slipped out, smooth and easy like melted butter running down toast.
You fed me lie, after lie, after lie. You did it in such a way as if I were sitting in front of you holding out a dinner plate begging to be fed. I was so young and you took full advantage, knowing I would believe every word. I defended you for as long as I could remember, I made you seem like the bad guy in a movie who actually ends up innocent and everyone rejoices over it in the end. I had such high hopes, such belief that whatever you said would come true. I shut out every word from all whose mouths had something poorly to say of you, and I shut them out in such a way as if I were a heavy wooden door, not even budging for the strongest man.