What Might Have been by Rick Tozier | Script Revolution

What Might Have been

A woman’s life is chronicled in short segments from her birth to adulthood, but in an ironic twist of fate, she never actually existed, and we have only witnessed what might have been.

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A young woman enters an abortion clinic, but decides against having the procedure and gives birth to a baby girl. Her daughter’s life is chronicled in short segments from her birth to adulthood, and is shown to have a happy childhood and home life, a loving mother and father, siblings and close friends. As a young woman, she becomes class valedictorian, receives a scholarship, goes to college and earns her degree, gets married and has children of her own, earns her doctorate, and eventually wins a Nobel Prize for developing a cure for cancer.
The story abruptly stops, and her life is then shown in reverse at high speed, ending at the abortion clinic where her would be mother is sitting on an exam table, prepared to have the procedure. The result of her having never existed, we have only witnessed what might have been. Could it be, that by destroying the pre-born, we are adversely affecting our own future? It is if nothing else, intellectual food for thought.

Submitted: October 19, 2021
Last Updated: March 31, 2022

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The Writer: Rick Tozier

Rick is a retired photographer/videographer and an aspiring screenwriter who draws from his own life experiences, great films of the past, and from history to create his works. Rick is a baby-boomer, an old school muscle car enthusiast, a former soldier and military contractor, and has enjoyed many hobbies such as NHRA drag racing, racing homing pigeons, and breeding purebred Siberian Huskies and German Shepherds. In civilian life, he has worn many hats, from working as a building engineer and maintaining commercial HVAC systems, to owning and operating a residential lawn care and snow removal business. Most importantly, he is also a husband, a father and a grandfather. Rick is self taught... Go to bio

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