Once a week, Denise of Girlie on the Edge's Blog offers us a place to link our stories, whether based on truth, partial truth, or from our imagination. I am linking this post to Six Sentence Stories - Explain. If you feel so inclined, write a story using only six sentences with the prompt word explain in it and click the link to share your story any time before Tuesday evening. Whether you decide to join in with this writing challenge or not, just click the link to spend a few minutes to read some short stories.
She hung her head, not knowing exactly what she should say, although deep down she did know. In her first conversation with him, ever, he had asked if it had happened.
She knew it was a lie, but why was she not able to speak up and tell him. Did she have a fear of not being believed, or was it the shock of hearing such a thing being said about her.
How was she to know at such a young age that it would have been better for her to explain that there was not an ounce of truth in the statement, rather than not saying anything.
Standing up for the truth about others and for herself was a lesson she would learn one painful experience at a time until she found her voice.