Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tentative Alliance


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

What if the two people you need to complete a task (a big task, such as making sure the building stays secure so that the zombies can't get in) hated each other (so much so that each would willingly toss the other to said zombies, and the only thing keeping that from happening is you)?

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  1. I think I would bribe them to work together on this project.

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  2. Sounds like quite a dilemma. It would mean a lot of babysitting to make sure they got the job done and didn't kill each other.

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  3. I'd resolve myself to the fact it would be a very long day...

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  4. Toss one to the zombies and work with the other one!!

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    1. The problem is you need both to complete the task. Without the one, the other two will definitely fail.

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  5. I would tell them that if one dies in making what needs to be made then the other will also die by my gun. No room for nicey, nicey

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  6. It would depend on what they did to piss each other off. If one or both isn't trustworthy, then it's easy to kick them to the curb. But if they both were, then they would have to choose either working together or dealing with me. I would expect no problems.

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  7. Oh it'd be fine. I'm a crisis counsellor. Zombies wouldn't even be the worst part of my day.

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  8. Sounds like some of my family situations; only kidding! I would hold a meeting and say the first one who endangered us would be thrown to the zombies. I would keep my promise if it came to that. Then I would get perfect cooperation from the survivor. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Unfortunately, if you have to throw one of them to the zombies, you and the other will likely die...

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  9. I've always thought when I watch zombie movies that I'd just give in. All that running and hiding would be so stressful and zombies live forever unless they're shot.

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    1. I'd never survive a zombie apocalypse. I wouldn't even want to try.

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