Tuesday, October 1, 2019

What Not to Do


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 the one thing "they" asked you not to do was the only available option? 

16 comments:

  1. Hopeful I could in reasonable way I could explain why it need to be done that way...Then if that didn't work...say something like...I don't feel I have any other opition and if it ruins our friendship I am sorry.
    Coffee is on

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  2. I'd be like peppylady. I would have to explain my side and see if we could mutually come up with something or I too would be parting ways.

    betty

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  3. Oh...I would do it. Never tell me I can't do something:)

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    1. oh and great you can do this...email me how much and looking forward to your cell phone case:)

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  4. I would have to consider the source. I've discovered that a lot of rules are in place to maintain control over a person and are often said by hypocrites. The "do as I say not as I do" crowd of people. That doesn't fly with me. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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  5. I'm not good with such generals. I'd need a lot more specifics before I could make a decision, like who they were and what they wanted. Knowing that could make a big difference in my answer.

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  6. For one, I don't like being told (what not to do)

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  7. It would depend on WHO they were! But then again, I have not always done what was asked of me, I pretty much go with what I feel is right or the only way to go.

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  8. I think that that would be a struggle for me. I might just do it anyway & apologize later.

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  9. I can't imagine the scenario. At the very least, I can do nothing. Then I'm not doing the thing they want me to not do.
    Unless it's "don't pee". Then I can only go so long, like everyone else.

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  10. Who is the "they"? The CIA? The CEO of my company? My next door neighbor? It would all depend.

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    1. I kept it as a vague "they" so that you could take the question where you wanted.

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