Weekly Prompt: Fooling Yourself

The most believable lies are the wallpaper of your mind.

Zane Dickens the Instigator
Microcosm
Published in
4 min readApr 29, 2022

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Photo by Fares Hamouche on Unsplash

Welcome to the last challenge for April, where our theme is Fool Me Once:

In this last prompt, I’m bringing it home with a sucker punch

You told us stories about how you’d imagine you’d fool us all. How you’d pull the wool over the eyes of an unsuspecting public.

Well, that’s all good and well, but now let’s try a bit of therapy, shall we?
A little healing after all that damage you’ve done. Hmmm?

Tell us a story about fooling yourself. Or a version of yourself. Or a fictional, much cooler, but still self-deceptive person. Whatever degree of truth and introspection you feel most comfortable with.

This week it’s about sailing down the longest river of all. Denial, the one with all those hidden rocks and many wrecks.

How have you lied and tricked yourself?

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Zane Dickens the Instigator
Microcosm

Top Writer. Chief Instigator at Microcosm. Creator of the 💯 Story Challenge. Level Up: from Hobbyist to Authorpreneur at zane.substack.com/about