Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Work Buddy


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.
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What if it turned out that coworker you really like, your best friend at work, committed a crime?

15 comments:

  1. My instant reaction was to wonder, how can anyone even ask themselves what they'd do? After thinking about it, I still come up with the same reaction. No hesitancy, I'd turn him or her in.

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    1. There are people who would cover for them. I don't know any personally, but I'm sure they exist.

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  2. I would visit them in prison lol.

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  3. I would be shocked unless she broke in to people's house and cleaned them. I would visit her in jail/prison.

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    1. Oh, is she a neat freak? We never know what's going on in someone else's head, even a good friend.

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    2. Oh yes and it’s her hobby

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  4. Scary, and I would tend not to believe it. More scary if the proof was incontrovertible.

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    1. Well, the idea is it is someone you know and trust. That's what gives this "what if?" its bite.

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  5. I would certainly be shocked, and would want to know how it happened. And also why they didn't tell me about it sooner!

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  6. I would have to know what kind of a crime. I too would probably be shocked but then I would be supportive if I could be; write them if they went to prison, that sort of thing.

    betty

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  7. I guess it depend on crime and the motive.

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