Truth Serum

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Truth Serum.”

In this prompt, I have a vial of truth serum. Who would I choose to give it to? The prompt says  I’d need the person’s consent.  Well what fun would that be?

Seriously though the person I would choose would be my mother. It took me years to realize it, but she lies to manipulate people. The lies are sometimes small..a slight exaggeration here or there.  The lies are hard to disprove. Hearing the lies, I would feel a sense of unease.  Trying to navigate life with misinformation she gave me, well it made me feel crazy sometimes.  In her web of lies she never takes responsibility.

I’d wonder though, are some of her lies so deeply embedded in her brain, would the truth serum actually work?

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