His First Time

“Why did you do that?”

Sensing her oblique intention and harsh tone, her preteen son lied for the first time.

Here, oblique means indirect or doubtful.


This is in response to the ‘Twenty-Words Tuesday’ prompt by Akanksha Singh @ BulbulThe challenge is to write a story in exactly 20 words for the prompt word oblique.


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  1. Powerful in so few words. If this was a story, I’d want to read the next chapter 😊

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m honoured to receive this feedback, Hannah. Thank you! I’m sure all of us would have experienced a sequel to this. 😄

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      1. You’re most welcome my dear friend. Yes, a sequel would be a dream 😊🌷

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  2. Seeker says:

    Lie to escape fear🙂👍🏻🙏🏻

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    1. Anisha says:

      Indeed, that’s done often forgetting the dangerous consequences. ☺

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  3. HappySoul says:

    I hope his lie was caught .. and he realises, truth is a better option 😊nice take Anisha

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    1. Anisha says:

      You’ve a good hope, Happy Soul. But, it isn’t easy always to catch. Kids are masterminds! 😄

      Thank you for appreciating!

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      1. HappySoul says:

        My elder one is just entering 10! I can see the mastermind at work 🙂

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        1. Anisha says:

          You need to be a friendly hawk! ☺

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  4. I hope that habit doesn’t continue. Nice one Anisha!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Indeed, Mam. We always hope for the good. I believe it takes some time to identify the habit itself and it won’t continue if the approach is altered.

      Thank you! ❣

      Like

  5. Sukanya says:

    Few words but lots of meaning 🙂💮

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m glad you could interpret a variety of scenarios from the words. Thank you! 😊

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      1. Sukanya says:

        My pleasure 😊💮💮

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  6. Great take on the prompt! 😊 Often this habit starts in similar manner.

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    1. Anisha says:

      Indeed, Priya. Stories have minute reflections of our lives.

      Thank you! 😊

      Like

  7. Bulbul says:

    Ahh! The beauty of this moment is epic, how we all develop that sense of lying when necessary. Truly well captured, Anisha. Loved it, so happy to have you onboard.

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    1. Anisha says:

      True, Aakanksha. Lies are more like armours that protect us against difficulties nowadays. But, they certainly won’t let us win the battle.

      Glad that you liked the take. Thank you! And, it’s a pleasure writing for the prompt.

      I have a kind suggestion. My take didn’t appear in your round-up, because I linked the pingback mistakenly to last week’s prompt. I’d appreciate if you take a look at it.

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      1. Bulbul says:

        Perfectly said, Anisha, we do what we have to for our survival.
        I am glad to hear it.
        Oh! Is that so? I didn’t realise. Don’t worry, I will see to it as soon as possible. Thank you for bringing this to my notice.

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        1. Anisha says:

          Thanks for adding the link! (:

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  8. Roshni says:

    That was well put, Anisha 👍👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks for the compliment, Roshni! 🙂❣

      Like

  9. Harsh says:

    And the trend continues.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Most often, unless identified and rectified at the right stage!

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