Tuesday, July 26, 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 ;)
Imagine that you're being questioned by some authority (the police, a military tribunal, a king, or someone like that). You want to tell the truth. You've done nothing wrong. But you're under suspicion because of something outside of your control. And that "something" is completely unbelievable (time travel, alien abduction, portal between worlds, magic, or something like that). What do you say? What do you do?