Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hunted


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 "they" came for your best friend?

21 comments:

  1. Assuming 'they' were bad, and even if they weren't, I'd do everything in my power to stop them as my best friend is my wife.

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  2. They could be good and then I would have been upset I wasn't included.

    betty

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  3. I would protect my best friend in any way I would have to unless my friend was guilty of a disgusting crime like murder. If all they want to do is assimilate, take, lobotomize, experiment or kill him (and her), I would hide my friend and do anything to help them

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  4. I would suspect that I were next!

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  5. It would really depend on what type of "they" they were.

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  6. My best friend is my husband, who also is the family cook. I would want to know if I could go, too, if "they" was a good thing. As long as they didn't have a book with them called "To Serve Man".

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    1. Yeah, that would be awkward. Cooking fellow... Oops, is that a spoiler?

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  7. "They" can have him. I'll find a new best friend.

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  8. First of all I feel describe a person as "They" or "those" isn't a good choice of word(s) I love to have a diverse friends and community of. So more then one best friend is always interesting and chance to grow.

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  9. If "they" were mosquitoes I guess I'd be slapping the shit out of my best friend! In a loving, best friend way.. :)

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  10. I will include "them" in my circle of friends :-)

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  11. THEY.....are never good! I would have to make sure THEY did not get my best friend.

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    1. Others seemed to think they could be okay. Since I didn't specify...

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  12. I would fake anger and cry as my friend was dragged away, but since it was me who actually hired "them" to forcefully take him to his surprise party, I would hop in my car to beat them there.

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