Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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 ;)
Have you heard about the Powerball Lottery? Suddenly everyone seems to have gone crazy over it...
What if you discovered that an acquaintance (a neighbor, coworker, someone you see regularly at your coffee shop...) won the lottery some time ago? Assuming you wouldn't be gauche enough to ask for a loan or something, how would you then treat that person?