Tuesday, October 30, 2018

To Tell the Truth


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. 😉

What if you became a super hero, and your super power was making people tell the truth? 

(Not every week can be original 🤷)

18 comments:

  1. I would love that super power. I might use it too much though and maybe a bit inappropriately at times, but it could be a good one to have I think.

    betty

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  2. Would I ever want to use that power? The truth can be brutal.

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  3. Love it. Love everything about it. I would move to DC and abuse the hell out of that.

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  4. Like Wonder Woman's magic rope? I would probably have to move to a remote mountain location, where everyone tells a degree of truth and gets in bar fights. I would be a spectator, yelling out truths and no one could hear me.

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    1. Why? It might be fun to make people around you tell the truth.

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  5. That is one superpower I would be super careful with. It might be tough hearing the truth sometimes.

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  6. Well I think that could be interesting in some areas of life but then again...I might not wish to hear the truth from some folks, like what they really think of me!

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    1. I wonder if they'd just spout off truth or if you'd have to ask them a question. I didn't specify that, did I?

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  7. Honesty is the best policy, of course, but sometimes the truth hurts!

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  8. "You can't handle the truth!" Sorry i just had to put that in:) If I had that super power I would want to stand beside Trump stump and his cronies

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    1. That's like shooting fish in a barrel. No one needs superpowers to determine when those idiots are lying.

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  9. Tell the truth but not all the truth, is an old adage. So, I guess that superpower might not be as beneficial as it might seem.

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  10. Heading straight to Washington, DC! It should be fun!

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    1. I don't know if that would help. Perhaps they believe their own lies.

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  11. If it was on every single thing that could be pretty awful. Kind lies or gentling the truth aren't always bad things. In court though could be quite handy.

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