This is the only one I could find.
Yesterday, I waxed eloquently about the items I retained from the kids' childhood.
I said that I had kept Little Cuter's trolls.
I did not.
Although I could swear that I saw them in a box, with the striped jacket Kathy-The-Babysitter made for one of them, when I went to pack them into a box for FlapJilly today they were not there.
Now, did I lie?
No, because in my heart I truly believed what I was saying.
Was I truthful?
I thought that I was, but apparently I was not..
Is this an alternative fact?
No, because I know, now, that it is not a fact.
It is a figment of my imagination.
Is it a misrepresentation of fact?
Probably, although that was not my intention.
The difference is that I am acknowledging the error and accepting the opprobrium which is rightly due me for writing that which is not true. I'm not trying to create a phrase to cover my mistake.
Please, accept my apology.