Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Premature Obituary


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 the friend who you thought died returns and is now out to get you?

18 comments:

  1. I would scream Zombie and run like hell! :D

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  2. Yay for Martha's response!! A friend returns? Champagne!

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  3. Hate to echo Martha, but I'm a sort-of zombie literature fan, so I immediately thought "Zombie!" I would either run, or grab my zombie killing sword. Because everyone has to own one of those swords.

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    1. Zombie did not even occur to me. Well, it turned out this question was more SFF than I expected.

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  4. I try to treat people like I want to be treated, so the odds are cut down they would want to harm me.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  5. Sorry I left you behind on the glacier, you looked like a goner. By the way, I'm dating your girl now. And I didn't think you would be needing your earpods. Hey, what's with the knife?

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  6. That is very awkward question. I don't know what to say.

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  7. I’d feel like I am in a Dynasty episode or in General Hospital Show. I would just be confronting her/him and asking WTF??

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  8. Well, my first question would be, what the heck did I do to you to be after me. Then I would try to understand what they told me, prob as I was running away.

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    1. I didn't specify that they'd be after you for a good reason...

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  9. It would have to be after I get this book published. Because he helped me with the original play that inspired this book, and may want credit. I tried to reach out to him, multiple times, at various phases in the book's writing, and got no response. Then I found out he'd died. Oy vey.

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    1. Well, once you explain, he'll understand, especially after you give him that credit you'd intended to give him all along.

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    2. Hey if that's my only haunting, I'm good!

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