Posts tagged ‘questions’

June 18, 2012

What if?

by limebirdlaura

When I was a kid I exasperated my grandmother, Memaw as she’s known to me as, with my “what if” questions. But what if the car breaks down? But what if it snows? But what if the boogey man really is under my bed? But what if, but what if, but what if? Sometimes she’d just tell me she was going to stop acknowledging me until I moved onto another topic. Today I don’t “what if” people to death like I used to when I was a kid, but I still dwell over my what ifs internally.

One Christmas when I was around 16-years-old, Memaw gave me the Stephen King book On Writing. Oh, you can’t imagine my delight when my eyes poured over a section where King himself talked about the importance of the “What if” questions.

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