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I Often Wonder What If

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    So what if I meet a man?

    So what if I fall in love? So what if you love me too? So what if we get married? So what if we buy a cottage? So what if you are my world? So what if we have a baby? So what if we have three more? So what if we love them completely? So what if they grow up? So what if...
    amaryllisflowers amaryllisflowers 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 10

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    Putin decided to become the new czar of Russia

    and rule over the country for the rest of his life (he's quite old right now so he might stay in power till the day he dies)...TЯOLLOLL
    modd096 modd096 18-21, F Oct 13, 2014

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    What If

    ... I would have had the courage to talk to the guy that I had a huge crush on when he came to sit next me in the movie theater although there was plenty of free seats... ... I would dare to contact the person I lost contact some years ago... ... I would have told him...
    Fennella Fennella 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    Eric Clapton really thought she looked

    Wonderful 'tonight', or was it just the 20th outfit she'd tried on & he just wanted to get to the party..........
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    What if you did that thing

    that you're afraid of and you did it full out with intent? How do you imagine that it would turn out? Can you even stand the thought of pushing through it? Can you stand imagining the scene in your mind?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 10

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    Wonder

    I sometimes wonder if I will get a job one day. I wonder if I will live a long life or a short one. I wonder if people my age consider me their friends. I wonder if I will get married and settle in. I wonder what lies ahead of me. I wonder if there is a god or not. I wonder what...
    EduardoMontes EduardoMontes 13-15, M Jul 27, 2013

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    Unplanned, Unlikely, Unforgettable

    She lifted the pillow from her eyes, and the morning light found her calculating the time from the brightness in the room.  As her mind cleared and her eyes adjusted, yes, probably about 7:30, she found him next to her and watching her with his eyes wide open and a smile on his...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 11 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    WhereIsTheLogic WhereIsTheLogic 31-35, F Nov 5, 2014

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    what if i had done something differently.

    ..my life would not be so dull. I wouldn't have lost my love. My tears would not be my friends. What if..
    jayatri17 jayatri17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    I Sometimes Wonder "What If"....

    My mind tends to wonder quite a bit....especially on high stress days at work, like today. Usually I can just send myself to a 'happy place' and make my mind settle down a bit...but not today. Today was a 'what if' day...a day my mind thinks about how things could have been...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 4 Responses May 1, 2013

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    I often wonder what if I never existed?

    Whose life would I have changed for the better? Whose life did I save? Whose life did I condemn? If I had never existed would anything be different? I doubt it, I honestly doubt it.
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    I am the only person

    who isn't that close to their extended family -sister, mom, etc...
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    what if there was no autofill data facility

    for browsers...i wonder how some users would remember their loooong and crazy usernames.. the usernames would've been shorter and simpler if there were no form-autofill.. lol
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I play this "game" with myself daily.

    How radically different would my life be had I made one or two different choices? It's a cruel game.
    perpetuallyfifteen perpetuallyfifteen 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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    One Of Us ...

    I live in a city by the sea where a huge variety of people live side by side in a state of relative tolerance and understanding. I describe it this way because, although I'm sure it's not perfect, it does seem to be accepting of people of all kinds and I've heard it said that...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 25 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    lostandforgotten75 lostandforgotten75 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I am not a suicidal person,

    but sometimes I can't help but wonder how everything would be without me around. Sometimes when I am sitting the car, I stare out the window and just think about it. What if I got in a car crash right now and died? What would happen? Would the people who bullied me feel bad...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    What If It Happened To You?

    This story was inspired by an article I read a while ago. It was about a 17 year old girl being beaten within an inch of her life by someone from school. When her boyfriend found out about this the next day, he then tracked him down and killed the one who assaulted her. He was...
    JesusKravitz JesusKravitz 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    I wonder if anyone has a major crush on me?

    Like I do on some people ... But probably not but that would kinda cool to know I'm loved
    Imfearlessbae Imfearlessbae 16-17, F Jan 27, 2014

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    what if we dont all come from rich

    or upper class backgrounds with a family name that everyone recognizes but instead we come from a family that has great value and has struggled to make it in this society and their children did not grow up with a silver spoon in thier mouth but was willing to work just as hard...
    mzzdede123 mzzdede123 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2014

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    bleedingouttheeyes bleedingouttheeyes 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I wonder if the process to get married was

    as lengthy and tedious as the one to divorce, would anyone really bother? Today I took one more step in this long drawn out divorce process, and I don't know, I just can't help feeling like this all could have been avoided. I mean what if he wasn't so selfish? What if we could...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F Feb 24

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    I wonder what if I gotten in the big awesome

    resource rich school With good looking people with better attitudes A school where I can't really be known by almost all grade level student A school that's bound with resources That makes their students competitive applicants for higher education I do wonder every time I...
    amongstleshadows amongstleshadows 16-17, M Feb 11

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    I sometimes wonder what

    if I had done something different so that my life would have turned out the way I wanted it to be..!? Is there really a point to everything??? I feel happy but yet something is missing...
    jayatri17 jayatri17 22-25, F Dec 25, 2014

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    I am looking up into the night sky

    and see thousands of points of light. I don't question if we are the only inhabited globe circling a sun I know we are not alone on this universe How do I know? I look around our puny little planet and see the mess humans have made which we call progress. I consider humans...
    nomorei nomorei 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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    I always wonder that

    if my friends knew half of what I've gone through and still go through and knew what went on in my mind, if they would still be there and help me get through it.
    BeYou321 BeYou321 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    There are a crap ton of vehicles in the bottom

    of lakes, rivers, etc. I actually don't "often" wonder that...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Nov 13, 2014

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    Sci Fi

    There's a genre of science fiction that deals with alternate realities - what would the world be like if.....it's fascinating to think what might be and would we be better off or worse.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    What If I Had Chosen ... ?

    An EP friend of mine, "txwoman2" (btw, she's very bright and very cute) posed the classic, "What if?", question in a story recently. As I age (just turned 60) that thought crosses.my mind more often. But I know that I have been blessed with a cup that has been more than half...
    habeant habeant 56-60, M 10 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    Often I wonder how many couples I ruined out of

    pure mean spiteful and jealousy. In the end they are at each other's throat, while I sit here and laugh. I know, I'm mean.
    DeeplyLoves DeeplyLoves 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    A Pebble

    I hear her measured steps moving further away in front of me. "Mama, I want to walk with you!" "Then try to keep up dear. Walk a little faster and look where you are going." I look up. I try to take faster steps. I see Mama’s dress, so faded and patched at the hem, swinging in...
    DinahMoeHumm DinahMoeHumm 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    Oh, Oh, Oh, It’s Magic

    Is magic in our heart and soul? We climb mountains to find it. Is magic the way we think and feel? Emotions go this way and that. We seek it, this thing called magic. Is magic found only in another? Is it you that I have searched for? Can the magic be shared? We seek it, this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Until November

    Posted in this same experience group are two other stories, the events that immediately preceded this part of the story. A reading of them is not essential to an understanding of how we find ourselves this afternoon, but I offer those links here anyway. The way we came together...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 7 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    Imagine For A Moment

    What if you forgave yourself?What if you gave yourself the grace you afford others?What if you looked in the mirror and saw what the person who loves you most sees?What if?
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    I didn't love that boy,

    or missed that train? Would my life be different somehow altered because of one slight change to my past. What if I chose a red umbrella instead of a black one? Would I miss my chance with fate? What if...
    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie 18-21, F Oct 7, 2014

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    Sometimes the big "what if"s in life put me on

    the border of anxiety and over-thinking. It can pick at my brain, and to try to pull the dangerous curiosity out is like pulling a cat off the sofa, with it's nails snagged onto the fabric. Every time I pull, it clenches deeper into my brain and causes me to have a headache.
    Rilman77 Rilman77 18-21, F Dec 8, 2014

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    I've Missed Much Without You

    I wonder nearly everyday how your passing altered my life. I wonder would the little boy in me be less broken. I wonder if Dad would have come home more at night. I wonder if Christmas would have been the happy Holiday others tell me it is. I wonder if it would have made a...
    hunnydipz hunnydipz 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    What if I put a prank on my friends,

    me and my friends will go to the mall and I'll tell them i'll treat them and they just sit in the table and i'll order the food, and while they're waiting i'll just leave them there haha
    shrid shrid 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wonder a lot of things.

    Like if I was born into a different family would I be the same person i now? If I had chosen a different road where would I be? I think to much :p But either way I am happy with my choices in life and who I have become :)
    Runenox Runenox 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Is He Worth It?

    He lives in ohio, I live in texas. He has a little girl, I have no kids. He drinks like crazy does drugs and doesn't care about his future, I don't drink dont do drugs and want to open up my own bakery. He wants to be with my body, I want to be with his heart. Will he ever change...
    Christianruby Christianruby 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    You Can't Spend Your Life Not Knowing.

    What if, is always a hard thing for me to wonder. What if. When the past is already done, you still think; what if? But for some you just cant spend your life not knowing right? But how can know if its the past? But what if is also a beautiful thing, because it gives us hope...
    Artemis17 Artemis17 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    What if I could go back in my past

    and change that time I screwed my cousin's wife?
    hamtex hamtex 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    If a soccer player falls in the woods

    and there is no-one there to see it.....does he still wither around in pain like he just passed a kidney stone while giving birth to a bowling ball after being shot three times with in the leg with a handgun????.........
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 41-45, M Jun 30, 2014

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    xxtina15 xxtina15 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    We've all had the what

    if suspicions, we've all had the feelings that were not good enough, we've all had the scare that no one wants us, we all just want to be loved :'( < 3
    sch4denfr3ude sch4denfr3ude 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2014

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    "Didn't we almost have it all?

    " This song was playing as I typed this post. And this got me thinking about the what ifs, the what could've beens, parallel timelines or whatever you call it. Is this regret? Wanting to know how my life would have been, wanting to turn back time and make smarter decisions? I...
    thecasualdilettante thecasualdilettante 22-25, F Feb 9

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