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June 3, 2009
Automatic. The lies were always automatic.

Jasmine wasn’t a compulsive liar, but her lifelong training of finding some way of keeping the onus well and truly away from her meant that sometimes they came out so automatically that she didn’t even realise she was fabricating an alternative truth.

Her skills in the area were so sharp that often she truly believed what she was saying, even if, when challenged, there was no way of proving it. Those closest to her had often discussed whether even a lie detector test could beat her.

Jasmine overheard once, and queried, “Lie? Who, me?”