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I Often Wonder What If

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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.
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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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    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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    bleedingouttheeyes bleedingouttheeyes 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    lostandforgotten75 lostandforgotten75 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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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    "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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    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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    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 13 Responses Mar 10

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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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    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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    I'm just having one of those weeks were I am

    trying so hard to forget someone. I find myself drifting into memories or daydreaming about him. I find it very challenging and frustrating at the same time. I feel I'm failing at life because I have a wonderful husband who does love me and our kids yet I'm still hoping for him...
    moulton19 moulton19 26-30 Jun 8

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    What if I was a bird,

    will I really be free !
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 16

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    If you believe that you're truly one in a

    million, there are still approximately 7,184 more people out there just like you.
    Janea21 Janea21 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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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 10 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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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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    I was a different person.

    ....no matter what I do in life I never seem to make much of a mark. I guess I always had this idea that I'd become the person I'm supposed to be and I would stand for something...my parents raised me always to be a leader...but I don't even seem able to make a mark as a writer...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    what if a time traveler killed his mother

    so he did not exist but if he does not exist he never killed his mom? wait what the what!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 22

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    He thinks of me when he first wakes up in the

    morning. He is my first thought.
    Sellerbee616 Sellerbee616 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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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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    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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    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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    heck was having fun typing a typical convo

    from absolute strangers... disappeared.. weird how some people want to know ALL about you without even making the effort of KNOWING you first... internet speed dating ??? am old fashioned.hmmmm
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3

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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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    Like a catalyst in need of it's chemical

    formula.Like a perfect melody without instruments.Like clouds in the sky picturing messages.That's how it feels to wonder, what if.Like a fine clean table cloth without the table.Like a ghost trapped in a house of seven gables.Like a stack of logs in a fireplace without a match...
    actactfularedy actactfularedy 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 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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    Morons hate it. Wait.

    Egos hate it. And bark or damage me. For being what works best. But they didnt think of it. Or the real rulers wont allow it. So they bash. And me gets wrecked. Like most in society. Unless yall brown nose the powrers. What if products cause our problems...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 20

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    Batman movie told hints.

    Joker messed with products. People got gone. But what if gone aint the goal. What if medicated was. And incarcerated too. Three boxes were. Medicated. Incarcerated. And obedient grunts.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 20

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    What if I could go back in my past

    and change that time I screwed my cousin's wife?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 24

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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
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    I Hadn't Gone Back Home That Day

    I walked back in the house that morning, it must only have been 20 minutes after I had left first time, I had to go back and get some papers I had forgotten. My wife was naked and a man was standing behind her, fondling her breasts and pounding her so hard and making her scream...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Aug 7, 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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    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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    What if i am right. And lewis black is right.

    And robin williams. And bill maher. And george carlin on wealthy motives. They said what me saw at ten. And jon stewart retired Due to sad. After being real news deliverer. And moral teacher. Or did he fear gone. Like williams And carlin. And hitchens...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 20

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    Isn't it funny how we end up becoming the

    things we said we wouldn't? How different our worlds are now because of the choices we've made? Why have we let the world change us so? What has caused this change in our hearts and souls? Why do we allow ourselves to no longer be happy with our lives? I wish I knew
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    If he hadn't chose to listen to his stupid

    sisters lies. . . would we still be friends? If I hadn't cared what others thought would we still be as close as we were before? If I hadn't been so angry at him would we have continued speaking? If that had happened would he have had the courage to tell me how he truly felt in...
    TokioDoll TokioDoll 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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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 3 Responses Apr 23

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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...
    RisenFromAshes RisenFromAshes 36-40, M 4 Responses May 1, 2013

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    xxtina15 xxtina15 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    people didn't have hidden agendas

    and ulterior motives. what if people can be nice to someone without wanting something in return. what if I wasn't damaged beyond repair and I could fathom someone loving me. what if I could love myself enough I didn't need anyone else.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Mar 10

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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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    I was depressed, alone

    and lonely. Im in a new crowded, noisy place. Ive seen harsh and rude people. Everything has changed, everything is fading away... Except the thought of fear that i might break down and fall. I was desperate to call for help, to find portal and just runaway. I dont want this, i...
    pinkeyes03 pinkeyes03 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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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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    What if I did things the other way around?

    What could be happening right now?
    mariec17 mariec17 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    ...........all our dreams came true?

    Imagine seeing flying pigs and roaring dragons, fighting Darth Vader.....And King Arthur riding with his Knights of the Round Table, holding Excalibur in his hand.....and kissing Captain America! OMG! ;) And having a Mary Poppins or Jeannie touch so that *POOF* all our chores...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 4 Responses May 19

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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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