Creative Writing Exercise: A 2014 World Series What-If, or ‘Run, Alex, Run!’

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One of my favorite sites is http://www.baseball-almanac.com. There’s a super collection of authentic autographs, too!

Instant replay is everywhere.

We love what WAS.

Writer’s block sufferers need to ask what IF.

My wife Diana Star Helmer showed the power of possibility with the question during game seven of the 2014 World Series.

Two out. Bottom of the ninth. Kansas City’s Alex Gordon singles. The ball gets past the outfielder. Gordon gets to third.

“What if he hadn’t stopped?” Diana asked.

“But the base coach…” I began.

“What if he ignored the third base coach?”

I paused. “He may have been out at home.”

“In a blaze of glory!” Diana noted. “What would the crowd have sounded like then?”

I nodded.

“Or, what if he tied the score?”

Try it. WHAT IF works wonders.

 

 

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