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've just narrowly survived an attack. This random person came out of nowhere with some sort of weapon. It seemed as if they wanted to kill you. But why? You've done nothing to them. There's no reason why someone would want you dead.
What if you found out that this would-be assassin traveled from the future with the intent to kill you?
Today's question was inspired by a tweet...
If you enjoy sci fi and fantasy, you might consider following. Some of those stories are quite good."Hey, dad, guess what your grand-daughter wants to be when she grows up?"— Micro SF/F stories (@MicroSFF) February 12, 2019
"I'm guessing Experimental Paradoxist."
"Expe- How did you know?"
"I spent my youth trying to not get killed by her adult self."
"Oh. Well, she gets timetravelling from her mother's side."
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