Quote Originally Posted by Woollybear View Post
I'm curious if you have an idea for tackling this in a different format? Essay, novel, poem. I'm curious why the question is posed with short stories specifically.
I posted it with short stories because I have actually already started a short story centered around a theme of truth for a short story competition. I had written one version but didn't think my message was coming across. The essential plot is that a mother, whose son has been declared not guilty for murder after his girlfriend was hit by a car, gets an opportunity to find out what really happened and must decide whether its more important to know the truth or to believe her son is innocent.
All of these responses have been wonderful and I'm definitely considering how I could demonstrate each side (truth vs security) more clearly in the context of my story.
Thank you to everyone!