Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Searching for the Others


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. 😉

One day I sat down to write a bunch of "what if?" questions to get a bit ahead on the blog. A theme emerged...

This is a fine tuning of the first week's question of the series that emerged in the comments:

What if extra terrestrials were to reveal themselves to us tomorrow? What if they had just arrived, had, in fact, just figured out interstellar travel? What if they were as flummoxed by our other "alien sightings" as we were?

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  1. I can't help thinking of the movie "Star Trek: First Contact". Heh... Hard to believe it came out in 1996!

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    1. I try not to remember years for things like this as it just makes me feel old. (The kiddos I have in class today were born in 2006.)

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  2. Frankly, them having no idea what the "alien sightings" are would make sense to me.

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  3. Aw....that is a lot of WHAT IF'S.....and what if I told you I was one of those others??haha

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    1. I think everyone is done with these kinds of questions. That's cool. Only one more week to go.

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    2. haha....I just have to go with my first thought when I read these cause if you think on them...you can get confused.

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  4. Then I would hope we can help each other try to figure out what is going on with all the other alien sightings.

    betty

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