Thursday, March 18, 2010

55 flash fiction friday #68: the whole truth


"People will tell you what they want you to know."

"True. But it’s not always the whole truth. They’ll tell you as much as they can."

"Meaning?"

"Some things... you can’t say."

"Because?"

"Maybe you’re afraid of the reaction. Or afraid it’ll hurt someone."

"Like what?"

"I can’t say."

"Because?"

"I’m afraid of both things."

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24 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

Mysterious looking monochrome shot! Well written!

Pixellicious Photos

Daryl said...

I am sorry, this is making me laugh and reminds me of Abbott & Costello's Whose on First? routine .. nevertheless its wonderful as is that photo ...

SandyCarlson said...

People tell you what they want you to know. And often so much less.

Telling your story makes it part of the listener's, too. It's always complicated.

Titanium said...

...and yet, somehow, this strikes me as the most compelling argument I've ever heard- for unsilencing.

"Always do what you are afraid to do." -DJ Ralph Waldo Em

Mojo said...

Ti: "To every thing there is a season" - The Byrds

(Yes, I know they didn't invent it, but that's how I always hear it... with a 12-sting acoustic.)

Brian Miller said...

john mayer says say what what you need to say...and i agree...

think your links are not working at g-mans...

squeeked in ahead of me too...darn...

Ji said...

a reflection of reality,
beautiful post!

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/55-how-do-you-relax-during-weekends/

mine is here,
thank you for taking a moment looking at it!
Happy Friday!

G-Man said...

Oh Yeah Mojo, Great observation!
You always write a 'thinking' story.
Excellent 55 My friend.
Enjoy the weather, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Buzzard said...

People? What People? You know you can't believe things people say.

I like the way you 55

Another 55: My Invisibility

Peter Stone said...

Love it! Sounds like me, watching what I say in case I cause either of those outcomes. And then on other occasions, I wish I had said nothing. Though of course, people don't always tell the truth anyway.

My 55 is Everything I Lack

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Hhmm.... I always have these sort of conversations with my daughters ! lol

Keep the FUNNIES in your weekends!

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MomsJournal said...

The truth always comes out. Always. It's just not always timely.

Felicitas said...

So true. I wonder how many of us really can handle the whole truth?!

Quilldancer said...

Great shot -- it goes well with the evasive dialogue.

My 55 Flash Fiction: Found Innocent

järnebrand said...

I loved the photo! Very expressive.
And as far as the truth goes... The way I see it there are many different truths. We may tell people we want them to tell us the truth, but the truth we really want to hear is our own. Or?
Thoughtprovoking 55. Loved it.
/Jo.

Mona said...

That is all so true!

Dialog again! Has Everyone written in dialog today?

Hootin' Anni said...

Damn good!! And oh so true, but I didn't really think I should say it here tho!!

Here's mine Take Pleasure - 101

Have a super terrific weekend.

Yvonne said...

Mojo,
Hello. You were first (and that can't be easy) so I thought I'd visit you first. I love your blog, by the way. And your 55? Steller! I love the photo...all those empty chairs. Somehow we lose our ability to be honest around the age of six.

Enchanted Oak said...

Morning, Mojo, nice dialogue going on here, inside your 55 and in your comments. I personally reserve the whole truth about me for my husband and my therapist...the two safest places on earth. My 55 is Here

VE said...

Mom, Mojo has a secret he wont tell...

Stan Ski said...

A lot of reactions end wih a silent 'but...'

Alicia said...

Nice one! This is when you wish they wouldn't have even brought the subject up.


Here's mine: Coin Collectors

PattiKen said...

I love this. And I really like your b+w photos. They just ooze atmosphere.

My 55 is up here.