Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Unintended Consequences

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 you (or your main character) executed a silly prank, but then those around you totally misinterpreted it and turned the incident into a major issue/problem? Would you come forward and own up, or would you hide in the shadows? 

10 comments:

  1. I would probably come forward and own up, though I have no idea at all what kind of prank I would be able to come up with in the first place....

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    1. Well, if you tried something and it went really, really bad. But good for you for coming forward.

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  2. It depends if I believed no one would ever find out or not... so what does that say about me huh? I don't play pranks so I have nothing to worry about though. It would certainly cure you of playing pranks anyway.

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  3. It depends on the situation for me. I have done little pranks or said something I thought was funny and later on I found out people took it all wrong and were bent out of shape. I let that alone as I thought what would be the point? They get all upset over something this minor what will they do when something major happens. On the other hand, I have had stupid things done and owned up to it because I thought it was the right thing to do and suffer the consequences.

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  4. I would totally own up. No questions asked. My characters? They're a different story. Some of them would.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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    1. Don't blame you. It could get ugly.

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  6. I'm way too much of a wimp to do more than sneak up behind someone as far as pranks go. I hope I'd own up, but honestly...I'm not sure if I would.

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  7. I'm really not one for pulling pranks, but if something like this were to happen I would hide in the shadows. I'd be far too embarrassed to do anything else..

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