Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Whodunit?


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 ;)

Do you ever watch Masterpiece Classic? There are in the final season of Mr. Selfridge. By the time you read this, the season and the series will be over (although I bet you'll be able to find it on some streaming service eventually). In a recent episode, one of the characters did something that had me scratching my head. So, I thought I'd throw it out there...

What if a long time good friend died under suspicious circumstances? Something has made you suspect another friend of having something to do with it. How would you confront him/her? Would you confront him/her? What would make you think you'd be safe around that person now?

22 comments:

  1. Tough call. I think I'd confront them. And not alone.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like what Alex said; he always comes up with the best answers :) I would have to confront them; it would eat me up inside if I didn't.

    betty

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm not a confrontational person. I'd go to the police and share my concerns if I thought there was criminal involvement. And no, I would not feel comfortable around that person. I'd probably avoid him or her.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would be playing cat and mouse. i would tell the police beforehand and confront the person but state that i had written a letter to go to the cops if anything should happen to me just to ensure my own life

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So, you would confront. (I'd avoid, I think.)

      Delete
  5. Alex is right, as always...confrontation is important, but don't go alone.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Of course I wouldn't "confront" them. That's a matter for the police and it's irresponsible to go around vigilante-style pretending you can get to the bottom of things yourself.

    Furthermore, of course that person would be cut out of my life. I don't hang around any negativity, not gossipers, not bad tippers, and certainly not murderers. Duh.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What if the death was an accident? (They just covered up their involvement.)

      Delete
  7. confront them with other people

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This seems to be going half and half today.

      Delete
  8. That's so difficult, because I am not a confrontational person. Rather, I think I would seek out help. See if anyone I work with has a relative who is a policeperson or a detective. Get someone to investigate and see if my suspicions hold water. But I would also make sure I am never alone with this person. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not confrontational, either.

      Delete
  9. I wouldn't confront them. I would turn my suspicions over to the police!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That seems to be a popular reply.

      Delete
  10. To many to twist and turn. I'm asking question like who, when, where, and why.
    I'm not private detective. So leave it to the professional and hope one learn the truth.
    Coffee is on

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. True. Leave it to the professionals.

      Delete
  11. Truthfully, I'm not sure I'd want to know. If I did, I'd stay close to the person, so close they couldn't avoid accidentally spilling something along the way. That's how it would happen. Infiltrate enemy lines by appearing to cross over.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'd probably talk to whoever was assigned to the case if the police determined it was homicide. I sure wouldn't trust to be around them alone!

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate your comments.

I respond to comments via email, unless your profile email is not enabled. Then, I'll reply in the comment thread. Eventually. Probably.