#TellTaleThursday – 13th December 2018

The rules are simple:

  • Write a story, complete in itself.
  • Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Copy and paste your Story URL to the inLinkz list.
  • The story should be up to 250 words.
  • Add this line < #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya > at the end of the post.
  • Read, comment and share – spread the love.

Today’s prompt is neither a picture nor a sentence but it is an instruction-

Hide at least one truth among lies in your story. Hide it well.

Isn’t it a fun prompt? Let’s write and then guess what is the truth.

Word count – 235 Words

Truth or Dare

#TellTaleThursday with Anshu and Priya - 13th Dec 2018

#TellTaleThursday with Anshu and Priya – 13th Dec 2018


The winds had a bitter crispness to it. The group of 6 was ensconced in woollen clothes, leather jackets, gloves, socks and monkey caps. The cold seemed to have settled deep inside their bones and they were huddled together around the now dying embers of the bonfire. The rescue team would reach to them only by morning. The night was long, cold and scary.

Brij suggested, “How about playing a game to take our mind off the cold.” Everyone agreed though not very enthusiastically. “Either that or count the minutes until the first rays of the sun appears.”

“Truth or dare!” Tina suggested. This time the response was warmer.

It was Ritu’s turn. “Truth or dare?”

“Truth,” Rita replied.

“Have you ever thought of killing someone?”

“Yes!” A collective gasp rose from the group. “Who, who, Rita?” They asked.

“That’s for another round,” Rita replied calmly.

“Truth or dare?”

“Dare,” Rita replied when it was her turn again.

“I dare you to tell us how did you plan to kill that person?”

Before Rita could answer, Mitali interrupted, “Guys, I want to pee, can someone come with me?”

Rita offered and the two girls disappeared into the darkness of the night. A few minutes later, Rita came back panting and crying.

“Mitali fell down the valley,” She said out aloud. While everyone went searching for Mitali, Rita stayed back, triumph written all over her face.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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11 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 13th December 2018

  1. Priya says:

    O my God! You have thought about killing someone.. Is that true?

  2. Abhijit Ray says:

    Rita wanted to kill Mitali that was the truth and she did it in the end.

  3. geekanika says:

    Yikes Anshu! Is playing Truth Or Dare way past your adolescence your guilty pleasure 😉 Then this is for you https://www.amazon.in/Funskool-Jenga-Truth-or-Dare/dp/B0075JQNAA Secretly I agree. One is never too old for truth or dare 🙂 Anyway can’t wait to find out the truth about you.If it is the urge to kill someone, you sure are a daring writer. Sorry i really need to stop this punning and get some psychiatric help.

  4. Kalpana Solsi says:

    The winds had a bitter crispiness …….. this set the ball rolling. very interesting.

  5. shravmusings says:

    Wow, what a crisp and daring narration. I can never dare to think in those lines.

  6. geekanika says:

    hey so where’s the big reveal?

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