100 Word Challenge - Chasm

What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, authored by the solid Velvet Verbosity. The word this week is "Chasm".

100 Word Challenge

"You lied to me."

"No, I didn't. I didn't tell you everything."

"No difference. You lied. How can I trust you now? You've never lied to me before. Or have you?"

"No. No, I haven't. Look, I'm sorry. If I had known you would react this way, I wouldn't have held anything back."

"The TRUTH is all there should ever be between us - it shouldn't depend on anyone's reaction."

"You're right. Of course you're right. I am so sorry."

He stood there, wondering, how things had gone so wrong, how they would ever bridge the chasm suddenly thrust between them.


P.S. This last Tuesday evening I was at a function which included a whole bunch of Chicago Bloggers and Tweeters. I had thought to publish pictures of this today, but I don't have all the identities I need for the pictures. Yet. So, I figure Saturday and Sunday ought to be just the right time to publish those shots.


Big Mark 243 said...

I like the concept of 'chasm'... and I like how you played it in this story... nice and ambigous and it keeps turning over in my head at the possiblities...

Tara R. said...

An omission is still a lie. Again, wonderful dialog.

Holly said...

Half-truths.... Ahhhh....

You are so good at dialogue. I keep saying it, but it's true.

barbara said...

oooohhhh - what Tara said. My catholic school upbringing all those years - a sin of OMISSION is equal to a sin of COMMISSION. :)

good read as always, sir. well said.

AuroraLee said...

truth... secrets... Sometimes something so 'little' can screw everything up.

Unless it wasn't so 'little'.

I wonder what happened...

PattiKen said...

Aw, she over-reacted.

I guess I think we all lie at some point or another and it is often the right thing to do.

Velvet Verbosity said...

Breach of trust creates the deepest chasm between humans.