Hey everyone, it’s Saturday again which means it’s time for another of our philosophical story challenges. This week I want to discuss the concepts of harsh truths and beautiful lies. Our lives are full of harsh truths and beautiful lies; in fact the media bombards us with them all the time. What I want us to write about this week is which of these tends to be more preferable among people, even if they know which one it is. Do you think a beautiful lie that is known to be a lie is preferable to a harsh truth that is known to be a truth? Why or why not? These are some things to think about in writing your stories. It might also be important to consider what makes a harsh truth harsh and what makes a beautiful lie beautiful. If we can understand what makes each one appealing to certain people it might help us in developing our short stores. As always, keep the stories between 100-1000 words if you want to post them on here, but feel free to write longer ones if you want to discuss the concepts and ideas in more detail for yourself. Good luck!