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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Growing up I was known to be somewhat of a storyteller. Actually, they didn’t even sugarcoat it with that, they called me a straight out liar.

You have to understand, I needed attention. Ok, that sounds a bit pretentious. I mean, there I was the youngest, the only girl with three older brothers and I had the cutest, curliest red hair imaginable. There’s no doubt I had any problems getting people to notice me.  However, once I had their attention, I needed to keep it.

From a very young age I learned how to read people. I can tell when someone is interested in what I have to say and I learned when to pull back from a story or push through. It wasn’t easy; I got caught lying a lot growing up, but I like to think over the years I pulled a few doozies over people that to this day they don’t know about.

And for that, I’m extremely embarrassed and ashamed.

You see, as I got better, the lies got more extreme. It became almost a game to me; who could I trick, who could I get to believe me? Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t only use it for evil, it helped me immensely with acting and I pull it out when I write, what writer doesn’t? (more…)