What If?

Genre/Verse: Fantasy, Peter Pan
100 words, PG, Gen
Originally Posted: Oct. 10th, 2007
Summary: It’s the golden rule of make-believe.

PETER PAN is possibly still under copyright to Sir James Matthew Barrie and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, but apparently it depends on who you ask. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.


It’s the golden rule of make-believe, the unifying thread binding children together in play. All of them, in their own way, in their own worlds, lost along the infinite horizon of What if.

What if I were a pirate, a soldier, a sailor?
What if I was a fox, a bear, a wolf?
What if I could fly?

They follow him to Neverland, borne along by that siren call.
Follow him on glorious adventures.
Follow him to morning.
But they never stay.

Because What If always leads to When I Grow Up, and Peter can only play one game.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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