27 December, 2014

A Chuckle And An Alarming Coincidence

Coincidence cartoon

As regular readers know I have published many coincidence stories on this blog over the last five and a bit years. So the cartoon above seems apt.

And below another coincidence story.

An alarming dream

Tonight was my ballet school's annual concert. A couple of nights ago, I was lying in bed, not quite asleep but not awake either, when I had a half-dream of the theatre being on fire.

It was on my mind for the day, not because I believed it would come true, but because I decided it'd be fun to build on it and write a short story.

Today, we drove up to the theatre, and I was dropped off outside, surprised to discover that the entire dance school was standing outside. Why? The fire alarm was going off.

It was a false alarm, and there was no fire for the rest of the night, but it was still oddly coincidental, and almost scary.

~ Kelly

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8 comments:

  1. I think events like this tend to scare people, mainly from the fear that they have "caused something by thinking about it". Whenever I hear someone say they wish they could predict the future, I think of what an awful burden that would be!

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    1. It's better that we don't know our future, especially if we can't change things from happening.

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  2. Your cartoon drew a big laugh from here!

    I'd love to know what "Kelly's" short story included.

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  3. Yes, if we really are as much all of our own as we have been generally taught, all such occurrences would have to be merely coincidences.

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    1. True, but perhaps we aren't all on our own - who knows for sure.

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  4. Good source of material to write about coincidences. Happy Forever After Christmas.

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    1. ... and Happy Forever After Christmas to you too.

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