John Marsden Writing Topic #463
Describe a time when telling the truth would have been a better idea than lying**
In my last relationship I held a lot in as I was trying to be the perfect girlfriend. I didn’t lie to him, I just wasn’t as honest and open about my feelings as I should have been, which I regret. I have wondered from time to time how different our relationship would have been if I hadn’t held my feelings in–both good and bad, especially bad–and told the outright truth.
**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.