Friday, January 05, 2018

Spinning A Web

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

My friend Carlos, he was one for tall tales.  Strangely he was probably the most honest person I have known.  His lies were just a subtle misdirection from truth. 

Say a group of us were discussing historical events, celebrity sightings or any mundane conversation and Carlos got involved.  He would take over, spinning a web of tall tales and an extended holiday from truth.

We would listen marvelling at the intricate design as zigzags, circles and patterns would be spun.  His stories were like Pinocchio’s lies, consistently misguided but never malicious. 


Though watching his nose grow long was fascinating indeed.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100.



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18 comments :

  1. Dear Subroto,

    A simple misdirection of the truth. That made me laugh. There's one in every crowd, isn't there? I enjoyed this.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Why some even become Presidents ;-)
      Thanks for your comments Rochelle, I am glad you liked it.

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  2. Ha ha ha, good fun. And I loved the C&H cartoon :-)

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    1. C&H never fail to delight. Thanks for your comments Anurag.

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  3. Love it. Your tale wove a perfect pic of misguided truth and imagination ran riot!

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  4. Happy New Year to you. Carlos sounds like a decent guy, at least he keeps the conversation going.

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    1. Carlos is nothing if not entertaining. Thanks for your comments Iain.

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  5. Have you met my new beau, Subroto? This is him to a T...

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    1. So you can probably cancel your subscription to Cable TV and be entertained by him ;-)

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  6. Too many people like to be in the center all the time... it's not lying it's alternative truth.

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    1. There is a whole alternative universe out there :-) Thanks for reading and commenting Björn.

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  7. Lovely read. Makes me think of policy makers.

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    1. Policy makers! Ha! Ha! That's a wicked way of putting it YS.

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    1. There is always one everywhere.

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  9. Sounds as though Carlos was born to be a novelist!

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  10. P.S. Joshi9:17 PM

    This was great with a suprising ending twist. Good writing, Subroto. :D --- Suzanne

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  11. I was caught up in Carlos's stories until the last line, when I had to have a giggle. Great enrapturing story.

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