Tuesday, August 23, 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 ;)
You know how you say things to friends? You're just talking about nothing in particular, and sometimes the weirdest thoughts come out of your mouth. Well, for the sake of argument, let's say that you're talking nonsense (maybe you're a little drunk), and someone is recording your conversation. And this conversation gets posted somewhere...
What if one of the things you said was some sort of off the wall prediction? And what if that prediction suddenly came true? (Let's assume this all goes viral...)