Missed Connections

She missed the train. Had she caught it, she would have spilled a stranger’s coffee. A year later, they’d get married and have a child. Five years later, he would stab her seventeen times while their child watched. She would have died slowly, helpless and regretful. She will never know.

Fifty words written for the Weekly Writing Challenge: Fifty word stories.

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  1. evilsquirrel13

    Those pesky alternate universes. Reminds me of when I came upon a head on crash last year that couldn’t have happened more than a few minutes before given the relatively small backup of cars. What if I’d left a few minutes sooner?


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