Question of the Day from Ben Huberman at The Daily Post

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Truth Serum”:

Phil Slattery at a literary costume part for charity in 2015, dressed as Lovecraft's Herbert West, Re-animator

Phil Slattery at a literary costume part for charity in 2015, dressed as Lovecraft’s Herbert West, Re-animator

Ben Huberman poses an interesting question:  “You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum.  Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?”

I would not give it to anyone with their consent.  Their permission implies they are telling me the truth anyway or would if I asked for it.

For a blog specializing in horror, It would be better to ask the following:

Who would you give it to without their knowledge, and by implication, without their consent?

Who would you give it to, without their consent, but with their knowledge?  For example, the s.o.b. you hold in the most contempt is duct-taped in a chair or is strapped onto a surgical table under blinding lights.

Now, under these conditions, what questions would you ask?

Thoughts?  Comments?

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2 thoughts on “Question of the Day from Ben Huberman at The Daily Post

  1. Since this is blog on all matters horror (and I am excited to have discovered it by the way as I teach a a course in horror in literature), and you’ve posed the prompt as something much more feasibly “horrific,” I’ll answer — I’d definitely pour the entirety of the vial’s contents into my ex’s beer, and I’d ask him if he derived any pleasure out of what he did to me, and then I’d ask WHY did he to that to me. Then I’d know for sure if I was/wasn’t crazy in thinking I’d once been married to a sociopath.

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