Tuesday, June 7, 2016
My Next Past Life
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 ;)
Everyone has a different belief as to what happens after we die. One belief system talks of reincarnation--the idea that we live different lives as different people. Another talks of if you're a good person you go to heaven, but if you're a bad person, you go to hell.
But what if we meshed the two...?
What if "hell" is just being reincarnated into a terrible era, such as the dark ages?