Today’s short story is a game play conversation between four teenage friends at a sleepover. But how well do they really know each other? How close and caring can they really be? I’ve listed some basic information about each of the characters. Maybe you can play along as you read?
2 Truths, 1 Lie
Bonnie- 17 years old, Aries, loves all sports, hates the color pink, very outgoing, outspoken, also thinks she’s the “leader”
Alina- 16 years old, Cancer sign, loves pastel and neon colors, kind of outgoing, likes to read and write, rarely listens to music surprisingly, usually very positive and cheerful, is a cheer leader, kind of into fashion
Sarah- 17 years old, Sagittarius, popular, confident, most people find her attractive, loves pink, outspoken, probably the “leader” of the group, very strong personality
Hope- 16 years old, Pisces, doesn’t have a favorite color, shy/reserved, quiet, usually the one to go unnoticed, observant/good listener, sweet, really pretty (if only she knew)
Sarah: Are you girls up for a game?
Hope: What kind of game? It’s 1 AM. Is it scary?
Sarah and Alina snicker a little
Hope: It’s not funny!
Sarah: It kind of is Hope. What are you scared for? I just want to play 2 truths 1 lie.
Alina: OOOH let’s play! That sounds fun!
Hope: Yeah, that does sound kind of fun I guess.
Sarah: Bonnie are you in?
Bonnie: You know I don’t really care.
Sarah: Of course. Anyway, you all know how the game goes right? We’ll each tell 2 truths and 1 lie about ourselves and we’ll have to guess which 1 is the lie. Who wants to go first?
Bonnie: You should.
Sarah: Alright fine I’ll go first no problem… I have a wealthy aunt and uncle who sends me $300 every week, I hate the color orange, I want to be a teacher. Which two are the truth, and which one is the lie?
Alina: OOH! I wanna answer first I think I know this. I think the lie is that you hate orange. I’ve never seen you in orange, not that I can remember.
Bonnie: Nahh, I think the lie is she wants to be a teacher. She probably wants to be a fashion designer or something. But I never heard about a wealthy aunt or uncle. She definitely doesn’t want to be a teacher.
Sarah: Hope, what’s your answer?
Hope: Well I actually remember you telling me you wanted to be a teacher one day. Unless that’s changed? You asked me if I thought you’d be a good one. I still think you would. I think the lie is that you hate orange.
Alina: Did I get it right???
Sarah: You and Hope both got it…Right. I’m sorry Bon, but you was wrong. As shocking as it may seem, I definitely do want to be a teacher. And my aunt is pretty wealthy, she’s a lawyer and her husband is a doctor. They don’t have any kids. I don’t know how they make it work.
Bonnie: Wow, that’s probably how. That is shocking though. But i’ll go next. I was in ballet for 3 years, my least favorite sport is football, I sometimes drink my parents beer when they’re at work. Which one is the lie?
Sarah: You’re so bad ass! You drink, that’s got to be true, The lie is you took ballet! I bet you cringe at that thought.
Alina: I agree, I can’t see you ever being in ballet. That’s the lie.
Hope: I think you’re bad ass, but I don’t think you would drink that’s the lie. But you aren’t afraid to get rough and dirty so I don’t know… uhhh… I’m sticking with what I said. The drinking is a lie.
Sarah: The lie is ballet! Girls that play in dirt just don’t do ballet!
Bonnie: Well…This girl has. I hated it. I was in ballet when I was 6 until I was 9. My mom made me do it and she finally saw how it was ripping me a part and let me quit. I started hanging out more with my dad after that. I think she’s still a little upset about it to this day. Hope was the only one right. I don’t drink.
Alina: That’s so funny! I just imagined you looking so uncomfortable in your little tights and pink tutu.
Bonnie: Yeah enjoy it because that’s the only time you’ll see me in a pink tutu, in your imagination. Who’s next?
Alina: Me next! I write songs and sing the lyrics to myself, I was the captain of the cheer leading team in 4th and 5th grade, I like the color black. Which one is my lie???
Bonnie: You like the color black is a lie. You’re more into girly colors as far as I know.
Sarah: Hmmm… You was probably a cheer leader since you are now, but maybe not the captain. I’ll say that’s the lie.
Hope: Well I know you write, a lot. I know you’re into cheer leading soo, maybe liking black is the lie.
Alina: Wow! You’re all wrong. I mean Hope you’re not entirely wrong. You all know I love writing! But I prefer to write stories and articles, not song lyrics. That was my lie. Pastels are my favorite colors but I like that black can go with so much. It’s your turn Hope.
Hope: Okay… I want to be a news reporter, I was once going to be a child model, I haven’t had my first kiss yet. Which-
Sarah cuts Hope off
Sarah: You’re too shy to model! I know you’ve been shy your whole life, I wish you’d grow out of it but some people never do. But those quiet ones are the sneaky ones so you probably have had your first kiss and just haven’t told us. I’m saying the lie is that. You’ve had your first kiss. Probably way before any of us.
Bonnie: Oh leave her alone, there’s no telling how many kisses you’ve had hot ass.
Sarah: Whatever. I’ve only kissed 2 guys thank you very much. What’s your answer?
Bonnie: I say you don’t want to be a news reporter so that’s the lie.
Alina: I agree. News reporters have to do all that talking, in front of a camera on live TV for everyone to see. Yeah, that’s the lie Hope. I can see you working from home or something. People that work from home can make a lot of money! Trust me, I watch a lot of YouTubers and read a lot of cool blogs. You can find out anything with the internet. There’s ways. Maybe you should look into that.
Sarah: Okay don’t be extra Lina. Who was right Hope?
Hope: None of you actually.
Alina: You were gonna be a model??
Bonnie: You really wanna be a news reporter?
Hope: Being a news reporter is one of my top 3 options and my mom was gonna put me in pageant shows and modeling when I was 7, I use to get invitations but I begged her not to make me.
Sarah: You should have. It could have broken you out of that shyness, maybe you could have won. I would have.
Bonnie: You would have went or you would have won?
Bonnie: Wow. Suuure you would. Conceited much?
Alina: Never mind that, we seriously need to start talking and listening to each other more. This game just showed us a lot about our friendship!
Sarah: Shall we play another?
“NO!” They all say in unison.
Alina: Yeah, no more games tonight Sar, i’m tired. Maybe later. Let’s get some beauty sleep.
Sarah: Fineee. Goodnight.
Sarah turns the light out and they each fall asleep. Best friends fornever 💕