Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Not So Innocent


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 that one seemingly innocuous thing you did the other day actually helped out "the enemy"?

Also, I'm at Unicorn Bell all this week. I'd love it if you'd stop by and say "hi".

16 comments:

  1. Hmmm ... Would that hurt me in any way? Maybe the enemy would then become a friend.

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    1. You might be able to turn it to your advantage.

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  2. Hmm. If I could predict what the enemy was going to do based on my action, I could catch them in the midst of whatever nefarious act they're planning... then claim that was the plan all along!

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  3. I wouldn't know it? So... not a thing I could do to change it. It is what I need to do in the future from learning from what I did that will be the important thing learned.

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  4. In some ways I think this has already happened:) We have all done things or said something that we find out should not have been done or said and imploded. I gave the silly heads up to a company I should not have a couple of months back. I thought I was just being nice but it backfired and I had egg on my face.

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  5. Could be good, maybe we could end up friends, if not at least not enemies any more.

    betty

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    1. If the enemy is an enemy for benign reasons. But what if the enemy is truly dangerous?

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  6. I'm always helping and enabling my enemies. Not that I have many. Just the birds who steal the cat's food really.

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  7. My first thought is, "What did I DO?" Then I realized I have no enemies, so it must be the bigger enemy--enemies of America?

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    1. Since it's a what if, you can pretend to have enemies, or you could go for enemies of America. I'll let you decide.

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  8. I have a crazy neighbor (he loves to sue people). This morning I trimmed up a bush so it wouldn't encroach on his property...I guess that helps him out, but I figured it was preventive. Maybe this way he won't decide to cut the bush all the way down (as he did my daisies that WEREN'T in his yard).

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    1. Well, that's a way to help that won't hurt you. Not really. It could be a win-win.

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