Revealing the lie!

Remember how I kinda sorta lied to you guys a couple days ago? I said one teensy thing that wasn’t true, and the Crusader challenge was to see if you could figure out what it was? Ringing a bell? Ok good. Today I get to reveal the lie!

I do live on a lake. An unfenced lake. In Florida. It’s a small, man-made lake, but it’s a lake nonetheless.

I do in fact have mango trees in the backyard that are fully in bloom.

There are plenty of wasps buzzing around, but I didn’t try to take of a picture of them because, you know, I’m not crazy. Rather, the lie was in this sentence:

At the softest quack of a duck, my dog takes off like a bat out of hell,
sprinting toward the water (faster than my former-gymnast legs can keep up), a
steady stream of bark-laden warnings–nay, obscenities–escaping his little
doggy lips.

My dog will take off after ducks (as well as squirrels, birds, lizards or anything else that happens to cross his path), and I do struggle to keep up, but, alas, I was never a gymnast. I danced and swam, played soccer and tennis, and even ran track for a bit, but no real gymnastics classes for me. I did take a few tumbling classes when I was eight, but Mary Lou Retton I was not.

(Although I can still do a mean cartwheel.)

P.S. If you haven’t already, head on over to the lovely Alicia’s blog and enter her giveaway! She’s giving away five prizes!

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13 Responses

  1. Susan says:

    That's SNEAKY. Sneaky, sneaky. ::glares:: You can't just drop one false word in there!

    BTW, started reading A CURSE DARK AS GOLD. And I love it. GREAT rec, btw! πŸ˜€

  2. Meredith says:

    Hey, the rules allowed for such sneakiness! Blame the system, not me!

    And I am so glad you're enjoying the book. I loved it so much!

  3. Alicia Gregoire says:

    Very sneaky on the lie Meredith and thanks for the shout out!

  4. KO: The Insect Collector says:

    Awesome cartwheel! I wouldn't have picked that out as the lie!

  5. Sari Webb says:

    Aha! Very sneaky well hidden lie πŸ˜‰

  6. Nick Thomas says:

    I've often wondered about people who "live on a lake." Don't you get a little damp?

    Oh, and it would be remiss of me not to say Happy (belated) Presidents Pets Day – the day after Presidents Day, as I like to call it. In the US, we love our presidents….. pets. See my blog if you’re in the mood for a good ol' irreverent howl.

  7. Meredith says:

    Oh Nick, you totally got me on that one! And normally I'm such a usage snob. How embarrassing! πŸ™‚

  8. Tony Benson says:

    What a great place to live! It was a convincing 'untruth' though!

  9. Ciara says:

    Great job! I stopped in to check on a fellow group buddy. πŸ™‚ I grew up in Florida. πŸ™‚

  10. Mary Mary says:

    Nice way to embed your lie! Good entry! I also just wanted to say hi from group 30 in the Crusade. Happy Crusading!

  11. J.L. Campbell says:

    Good to meet you. Love your surroundings. Tranquil!

  12. Susan Fields says:

    Is that you doing the cartwheel? Impressive!

  13. Misha says:

    Well hidden!


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