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Sleepless night thoughts

© Roger Bultot

Do you ever wonder what would happen if you had taken a different path? If you chose something else? If you hadn’t accepted the invite for a dinner date? If you had not walked into the café of bookshop the day and moment you did?

How different would your life be otherwise?

What alternate road you would have been all?

What if things had turned out better?

But what if they were worse?

You’ll never know.

But it would be among those thoughts that pester your mind on those sleepless nights.

What if we’re actually supposed to be right here?

Also part of Friday Fictioneers


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20 thoughts on “Sleepless night thoughts

  1. I’m actually kind of glad that I don’t tend to torture my mind with all the “what ifs” of life. Short path to insanity there.

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  2. Yep, the hamsters in my brain run on that wheel often, day or night.

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  3. CGraith on said:

    And what could have been the destiny of that interesting street table and chairs? Made me think!

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  4. michael1148humphris on said:

    So many forks on the path of life, perhaps one is sent back and back until all and each path has been taken, now there’s a thought…

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  5. Interesting take on the prompt. 🙂

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  6. Great story. So many forks in a road. It’s a happy life when the ‘What ifs’ aren’t too painful.

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  7. I love stories like this. Ultimately I don’t know if the path you chose is the only path there ever was, or if there was a choice and you didn’t take it. Brings the whole free-will/determinism debate into focus. Great stuff.

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  8. A thought-provoking piece indeed, nice one.

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  9. Yes. some small decisions can be changed. the larger life time of regrets are something else. Only if …; are the two must difficult words to understand.

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  10. Whoa! Great take. It reminds me of “The Path Not Taken”. Well done.

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