Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Plot


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 happened upon someone's plot to murder someone you don't know?

10 comments:

  1. I would have to turn them in to the authorities and would warn that person that was potentially going to be murdered to be safe!

    betty

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  2. There's probably a 90% chance I'd turn them in.

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  3. Off to the police I would go hoping they would listen to me and check things out.

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    1. Yeah, there is a good chance we wouldn't be believed.

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  4. I would have to turn them in. I'm with Birgit; I'd have to hope I would be listened to.

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  5. On something like this I would speak up. But something like playing loud music, nope

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  6. I'd sincerely hope they were writing a new story! Cheers Hilary

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  7. So with the WHAT IF stated I only can assume you are asking how I would handle it...I would have to report them if I had the name of the someone that was to be murdered. If I did not have then I would still go to the cops and tell them what I stumbled upon but other then the name of the person going to do the killing I can't give more info. With that I would feel like I did something good. But on the same note, I would always worry if that someone I don't know got murdered.

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    1. Yes, you're the one who overhears (sees?) something that no one else has stumbled upon. At least, that's how I had it in my head. Sometimes the actual written question is a bit garbled.

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