Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Betrayed, Part 2
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 ;)
Last week I asked "What if the one person you thought you could trust betrayed you?" The responses ran from possible forgiveness to cutting that person out of one's life completely. Which is to be expected. But it leads to a follow up question. Sort of.
Okay, so this one person you thought you could trust betrayed you. I'll leave the details up to your interpretation. But consider the term "betrayed". Whatever happened was bad.
Now, let's say that this person is now thrown into your orbit again...
What if you were forced to work with a person who betrayed you in the past towards a common goal?
When I say "forced to work with", I mean that someone you can't refuse has put the two of you together again. Like, a boss who puts the two of you on a project. Or a relative who you can't turn down. You might be able to argue against the partnership, but refusing would negatively impact you in a big way.
And make sure to stop by Unicorn Bell today for Theresa Milstein's book tour...