Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Purloined Protection

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.

Last week I watched all of the Netflix show Warrior Nun. It's a strange little show about nuns with swords who fight demons. Have you seen it? 

Anyway, I'm borrowing again for this week's question. . .

What if you acquired something that belonged to someone else (through no fault of your own), but if you returned that item, it would mean your death (probably)? 


  1. I think that would be a good time to discreetly get rid of it...

  2. Maybe I would leave the item by their front door in the middle of the night.

  3. Seems simple enough. I wouldn't return it then.

  4. I would hope it is something I could mail and then not have a return address on the envelope or package.


  5. O, I wouldn't return it. Just leave it somewhere where it could be found by the owner.

  6. I’m keeping it. I would Not want to get rid of ruby slippers or a flaming sword and would try to even use its powers.


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