Back in the early 1990’s, M. Hirsh Goldberg took a good hard look at April.
It needed a closer, he thought.
After all, it’s the only month that begins with a foolish celebration of fabrication.
So, he decided to balance it out by declaring the last day in April to be Honesty Day…
A day in which you can liberate yourself from all deceit, lies, and hypocrisy.
Yes, now is the time to declare your secret crush on the girl/boy next door…
Go ahead — come clean about stealing that Snickers bar from the corner convenience store back in 1973…
And while you’re at it, tell your wife that she does indeed look fat in that dress, your husband that his bald spot is getting bigger by the hour, and your Aunt Ethel that her singing stinks to high heaven.
This whole Honesty Day feels sooooo much better than April Fools’ Day, don’t you think?
Oh, and by the way —
Mr. Goldberg may not have been completely honest about this whole Honesty Day thing.
After all, it just so happened to be a terrific way to promote his latest release at the time —
The Book of Lies: Schemes, Scams, Fakes, and Frauds that Have Changed the Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives
Tsk Tsk, Mr. G.
Methinks your pants are on fire.
PROMPT: What if your main character was slapped with an Honesty Curse? The effects only last a day, but oh what a day it will be!