Weekend Writing Prompt #8 – Candour


Weekend Writing Prompt #8 – Candour

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Candour

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Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge.


Prose Challenge – Write a story of any length that includes the following, “The truth?  What is that?”

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of any length and style that deals with the meaning of “candour” (to be open, to be honest, to be genuine) and its antonym “insincere” (to be guarded, to be false, to be inauthentic).

Tainted Feelings

He answered her with the optimism of achievement, and with an indication of sympathy.

See decided to accept the answer rather than believe any other theme of excuses.

Being the brightest gem in the meeting room, she could never doubt his words.

Any misleadings stories or time would never suit the situation annoying her any longer.

As it was always a shared journey in a relationship of secret meetings and love.

Truth, after all, need not be the last resort in a courtship when luster was the whole point.

He said if you don’t mind then it really does not matter, the time has come for us to depart.

That’s the secret to success when your body is playing a cheating game, it had to end.

The truth will hurt you one way or the other, so just let it go and leave the scene.

What is that? Truth or lies, one will never know after all the tales, was there any truth?

With tainted thought’s about the story he had spun to her she turned and walked away.

She knew it was the end, and she was not going to play with faith and hope any longer.


  1. Thanks for joining in with the Weekend Writing Prompt. Your story was very interesting and the title, Tainted Feelings, really captured the essence of the story. Hope you are having a great week 🙂


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