Little Liar

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Little Liar

‘Can I go on the twisters Mummy?’

‘You’ve no tickets left sweetheart.’

‘I have.’ Misty pulled a string of tickets from her pocket.

‘Where did you get those?’

‘I found them on the floor.’

The lie settled over Misty like a cloud. It crept under her skin, warming her blood. That lady will never notice. She was too busy eating her burger to pay any attention to her bag. It was easy pickings.

Misty’s sweet smile revealed nothing as she gazed up at her mother. Baby blue eyes blinking in the sun.

‘Go ahead.’

Misty ran off squealing with delight.


To my fellow fictioneers, I managed to have my first flash fiction piece called ‘Sometimes I Smoke’ published in the Cabinet of Heed online magazine. It’s just over 200 words. Click the link if you can spare a minute to have a quick read. Thanks!


This piece was written for the Friday Fictioneers hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Addicted to Purple. 

Each week a photo prompt is given and the challenge is write a flash fiction piece of no more than one hundred words.

Find other Friday Fictioneer stories here.


Author: Jennifer Kennedy

Mother, teacher and writer. I love all my jobs but writing holds a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy reading my short stories as much as I enjoy writing them!

56 thoughts on “Little Liar”

  1. Dear Jen,

    Hopefully Misty’s conscience will get the better of her. But I’m not sure there’s much hope of it. Well done and congratulations on the publication.



  2. “The lie settled over Misty like a cloud. It crept under her skin, warming her blood.” What a vivid description of how Misty felt as her first successful lie followed her first successful theft. Nicely written!

  3. And so it starts… until they get caught. Nothing worse than when they can look you in the eye and lie.
    (Loved your story “Sometimes I Smoke”!

    1. It’s awful when they lie to you, I think most kids test the waters with that. Maybe not the stealing though. Ha. Thanks so much for reading Sometimes I Smoke! X

  4. A whole lifetime of nefarious activity lies ahead of her. She’ll get a taste for it, I’m sure. Huge congrats on the publication – well done you!

  5. I love the description of how the lie felt to her, and how she managed to smile sweetly to her mother to cover it up. Methinks this is not the first time she’s taken something that isn’t hers, or lied to her mother; or at least, it will not be the last. Well done! And congrats on your flash publication!

  6. Oh the little bugger! What a wonderful vibrant character. This is great writing- the way you describe the lie creeping and settling is brilliant! 👍👏😀
    Oh and great title – you can Just hear it – ooo the little liar 😃

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