Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Good News


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 that bad thing you're expecting never materializes?

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  1. I've got an image of folks emerging from a bomb shelter years after locking themselves in for no reason. I guess it's not a unique tale, though. LOL Be well!

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    1. I think I've seen that one. But this could go all sorts of ways.

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  2. That would be a good thing! Reminds me of hurricane season here every year.

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  3. I would be grateful because no matter what you do, you do have to go through bad times.

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  4. I guess I'd just expect it to come later than I thought!

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  5. I am thinking of the people who join "the world is ending cults" and yet, the world never ends. So what does the cult leader do when doomsday is just another day in the life and nothing happens? Picks a new date for doomsday, and they believe him or her!

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    1. Historically? Yes. That's exactly what they do.

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  6. I would be filled with gratitude and rejoice.

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  7. In many cases I'm ashamed to say I end up disappointed. Stupid, I know. Hurricane season in a previous location brought about a certain anxiety and nervousness, especially if a storm is expected during the night. On waking the next day and finding minimal- or no- damage I feel let down, almost. It takes my wife telling me we should be thankful to realize how immature and drama-loving I can be.

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  8. Then I would be a happy camper, once I finally got to the point of not worrying about it.

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    1. Ah yes, residual worry may mar things in the beginning.

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  9. Well hello, long time no see! Just leaving a little note to say I’m still visiting and reading along. Please pardon the cut and paste message – you may have noticed my absence on my own site, due to some health concerns. I’ve had a few surgeries lately, including one on my right arm, which makes almost all typing and computering impossible. I’m hoping to return to our regular programming soon, and until then, I am forever your friend, and fan. xo

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    1. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. Yeah, I did notice your blog suddenly went silent. I hope you feel better soon.

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  10. Never ever? Are you sure? Oh boy, super!!

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