Write A 100-Word Story. Or… Missed Connections

What if you’d left early? What if I’d been late?

The law of unintended consequences, the unimagined result of a throwaway tweet.

That casual mention of BBC tickets, a political motivation, that shared vocation.

So many people, so many lives.

What if they hadn’t split up? What if you hadn’t met her? What if she hadn’t dated him?

A thousand different universes, spinning onwards into infinity

Meeting, melding, falling apart, knitting back together.

So many split possibilities

Yet it happened. And here we are and there we are.

But for all that, just imagine….

What if we had never met?