I love living in the south. We have all kinds of gentle euphemisms for ugly truths. My personal favorite is “telling stories.” If you’ve never heard it, it goes something like this: That Teresa! She’s something else–always telling stories!
The rough translation is: That Teresa! She’s a problem child. Don’t believe a word out of her mouth, she’s a liar.
I learned a few things when I was “telling stories,” and I’d like to share them with you, because the rules of telling a good lie twine with the rules of good storytelling.