Tuesday, March 15, 2011

* Well, I Guess I CAN Write Fiction *

Thank you to blog friend, real-life-in-person friend, writer, and humorist: Sioux...for bestowing this award upon me. I must tell 4 truths and 1 lie about myself and you, dear readers, can guess which one is the lie. I've been fretting over this ever since I received this prestigious honor, for several reasons. One is the fact that I've shared so many things about my life, I'm having a difficult time coming up with things that aren't already known. The other problem is that I always say I can't write fiction, although I have been able to do fairly well on micro and flash fiction stories. So, here goes. Four Truths and One Lie:      

1)  When I was 12 years old, I rode a Greyhound bus by myself from St. Louis to Columbus, Ohio for a vacation with relatives. On the trip back home, I was so busy browsing in a stop-over gift shop that I missed my bus. When I finally realized what happened, I cried and cried. I had to wait for the next bus going my way, and got home four hours later than scheduled.

2)  When I was 5 or 6, I was molested by a pediatric dentist. * I feel the need to say I didn't mean a sexual molestation....It was more of a physical abuse. Sorry if I mislead anyone.* (added at 9:06pm & 10:30pm)

3)  When I was 10, an old neighbor lady accused me of stealing something from her stove.

4)  I was on various bowling leagues for many years, and I bowled a perfect game (300) once.

5)  I caught a 5 foot long barracuda, when fishing in the Florida Keys.

I'm also supposed to pass this award along to other blog friends, but you know what? I really can't do that! I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings and/or award it to someone who doesn't care to participate. SO, if anyone else wants to join in.....please do! Just leave a comment here, so we'll know where you find you.

I'm also supposed to post a photo of myself blogging....that will appear later.....!

"What is a friend? I will tell you...it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself." -- Frank Cane


  1. Congratulations on the award!

    I'm really hoping number two is the lie, though I guess it's not the kind of thing people lie about. So, I'll say number 5.

  2. Good for you, getting this award, Becky. Can't wait to see which fact is false. I'm with Ellie. I guess #5. Susan

  3. I'm with Ellie, I would like to hope that #2 is the lie, but I'm quite sure it isn't. Being molested in nothing to make up a story about, so I'm pretty sure it's not that one.

    I'm thinking it's the bowling one. You either have not been on bowling leagues, or you never bowled a perfect game.

    Congratulations on your fiction writing!!


  4. I certainly hope number two is false. Barring that, I would choose the bowling one as well.

  5. Congrats on the award! I just am not sure which one is false. Hoping it's number 2!

  6. I guess I'll go with the bowling one. I'm not a bowler, but having a perfect score has to be something awfully tough to do!


  7. Hmmm....I'm going with the bowling score. Only because I'm jealous because I can't bowl. At all. :)

  8. I think it's the bowling one, but I hope it's the dentist.

  9. I'm with all the rest - hoping that #2 is the lie. I've been on a bowling league and I think getting a 300 is pretty darn tough, but possible at least once. I'm thinking it's the neighbor lady.

  10. I hope to _____ the one about the dentist is a lie. I can see you crying after missing a bus, you look like you could be a good bowler...Is the neighbor lady one a lie?

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  12. Alright, let's try this again. I'm going to pretend I'm coherent and capable of concentration.

    I'm saying number five, though I think you picked some good choices. They are all possibilities.

    And, I'll admit, I was in a bowling league once upon a time, though I NEVER scored a 300. I think my highest game was 185ish.


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