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#31 SirCub

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:58 AM

Was it part of a science experiment?

Did anyone go on the trip with Tom? If so, were any of them family members?

#32 Cubbie Blues

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:05 AM

Does Mark know his Dad?

Does Tom know his Dad?

Is the Dad integral to the story?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

Is dad or mom a ET

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

Was it part of a science experiment?

Did anyone go on the trip with Tom? If so, were any of them family members?


Yes, yes, no.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

Does Mark know his Dad?

Does Tom know his Dad?

Is the Dad integral to the story?

No, no, kinda-but-not-really.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

Is dad or mom a ET

No.

#37 Cubbie Blues

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:37 AM

Were the other people that went on the trip with Tom Scientists?

Was the mother part of the science team?

Were Mark and Tom conceived for the sole purpose of the science experiment?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

Were the other people that went on the trip with Tom Scientists?

Was the mother part of the science team?

Were Mark and Tom conceived for the sole purpose of the science experiment?

Yes.

No.

No.

(You're very close.)

#39 Cubbie Blues

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

Did the mother willingly let Tom go on the trip?

Did the mother get paid for the experiment?

Did Tom when he, when he got back, want nothing to do with the Mom?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

Did the mother willingly let Tom go on the trip?

Did the mother get paid for the experiment?

Did Tom when he, when he got back, want nothing to do with the Mom?


Yes. Yes. Yes.

With that, I'll fill in the bit that remains.

You had an unmarried mother-to-be. Father was not going to be in the picture. She knew she couldn't afford to raise the children herself - in fact, she could barely afford to pay for one. She saw an ad for researchers looking for children to participate in space travel experiments (speed of light travel research, to be specific). Since she was having twins, she selfishly/selflessly decided to give one child to the research group in exchange for plenty of money to help raise the other son.

So, the space travel research happens, and it lasts 30 years (to those of us on Earth), but it feels like just three years to Tom. He comes back, but the research continues for a long time thereafter (studying long-term affects, etc.), until Tom is an adult, and he is released from the study. This was the agreement the mother made.

Wracked with guilt about the whole thing, the mother never tells Mark about Tom, but eventually seeks Tom out to explain and apologize. Tom wants nothing to do with her (understandably), and they have no relationship for the next dozen years. The mother gets older, and, nearing death, decides she must at least introduce the brothers. So, she does.

#41 Cubbie Blues

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

Thanks Brett. Those are always fun.

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#42 SirCub

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:58 AM

Yea, that was a great one. I think it would make a compelling movie.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:09 AM

Yea, that was a great one. I think it would make a compelling movie.

Thought it up in my own head, too.

#44 Spencer

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:43 AM

bump?

#45 Cubbie Blues

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

Friday Bump for the writers in our bunch?

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