Daily Prompt: Cheat

Cheat in a relationship, in an exam, or in a game of cards. Or it could be an encouragement to find a shortcut to an answer as in gamer cheat sheets.Do these instances carry the same emotional weight? Well if there’s a second party at the receiving end, person or society, there will be external repercussions and some internal ones too: Divorce, Jail-time, dismissal, and the shame of it, if one is not a sociopath. If you cheat to find your way quickly around a puzzle or a game, the cheat is on you, and there’ll still be repercussions: Guilt from failing at a challenge knowing that you’d have scored a zero rather than a more flattering score to boast about among your mates. So a cheat is a cheat is a cheat. Cheat don’t cheat.

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