The Lie That Stuck to Me

How I learned about guilt

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

“Little boy, did you do this?”

Those words still reverberate through my mind. Not just a question from a stranger but a conviction. I have hidden my shame for over twenty years—the shame of lying to a stranger.

It was a bright spring weekend morning. My mother pulled into a parking spot at the local flower shop. The lot was…



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Samuel Sullivan

Samuel Sullivan

Creator of Frame of Reference | I find joy in learning and writing | I am a dog dad and a teacher by profession | My E-mail: