If society gave every adult the right to kill just one adult without any penalties, who do you think would be the first one to kill you?
Oh, my bad. I guess I should be asking which one person would you want to kill and do you think they'd stay alive long enough for you to be the one to make the kill?
More importantly, would you actually kill someone just because you could? Would you use up your free kill as quickly as possible? Or would you wait until someone truly worthy of death came along?
Do you think you'd regret the quick kill and be frustrated when someone more - worthy, I guess - came along and you had no free kill left? Would you kill that second time?
Would you go to your own grave never having made that free kill?
How many other people do you think would refrain from killing?
Would religions spring up helping people to make the right kill choice?
Would there be anti-killing groups trying to push no-kill legislation?
Would there be no-kill towns or communities?
Would people living in a no-kill community conspire to drive someone they disliked into a kill zone?
Would the legal age of adult rise to provide younger adults time to contribute to society and gain experience and skills?
Would senior citizens form death stalking clubs?
This whole line of thought sprang from a headline that said "man executed for murder of 4 people" and wondered if he was being executed because he exceeded his bag limit.
And yes, I know how terrible that sounds, but I was also thinking about gardening, composting, and hunting when I read that headline and this chain of thought just seemed natural to me.
And having written out all these questions, I have this story idea forming. A couple of characters are nattering in the back of my head, just beyond audible range, and I'm seeing this society through its obit pages...