2 Truths, 1 Lie

Loyal reader and all-around cool person Barb Knowles of saneteachers challenged me to a game in which I reveal 2 truths and 1 lie, five times.

It works like this: I will list 2 truths and one lie about myself–then you guess in the comments which one is the lie in each set.  I love unreliable narrators, so this should be fun.

Barb also said she expects my answers to be very dark, which is the greatest compliment a horror writer can get.


a.  I have a degree in Economics

b. I speak German fluently

c. I have edited papers published in academic journals.


a. I once sat in an old cemetery at midnight on Halloween looking for ghosts.

b. I am a trained helicopter pilot

c. I once caught a football from an NFL quarterback


a. My nickname when I played youth sports was “Tank”

b. I have never seen a live performance of any Gilbert and Sullivan opera

c. Apart from writing, my other hobbies are painting and gardening.


a. I am a registered Republican

b. I can neither touch-type nor write in cursive

c. Every year, I dress as the Devil for Halloween parties


a. My favorite pizza topping is pepperoni

b. I am a life-long teetotaler

c. My personality changed drastically one day after I was injured falling out of a building.

Enjoy! Put the number and letter of each statement that you think is the lie in the comments.  I’ll post answers… sometime.  Once I get enough comments that it’s fun.

Now, the last part of the challenge other people. The difficulty is that the two bloggers I know best, Thingy and P.M. Prescott, are on hiatus and semi-retired from blogging, respectively.  So, they probably can’t do it. But on the chance that they do, I would love to see how they handle this challenge.


  1. 1. a
    2. b
    3. c
    4. a
    5. b

    Hmmmmm that seems too much like a pattern to be corrrect. And I hope that if you did fall out of a building, it was from a window on the first floor. This is fun!

  2. Hi there! I discovered your blog through Barb. Thought I’d give this a shot, as hard as it is!

    1. A
    2. A
    3. B
    4. A
    5. B

    Darn I didn’t pick C once. This can’t be write haha

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