Saturday, August 02, 2008
What If ?
The art of storytelling, be they novels, movies or comic books, is always asking "what if?"
These are some of my favorite "What Ifs?"
What are yours?
(Note- I am not putting down massive unlikelihoods like "What if Tex had a conscience?" Or "What if Charlie wasn't born to a prostitute?" Or even "What If Debra Tate had not been disowned?" Just tiny things that, if they happened might have made a difference.")
1- What if Willam Garretson was not horny late that night in August? [Steven would have gone home to bed and not been killed. There would have been no shooting at the gate. Garretson might actually have come out to investigate the noise- and been killed.]
2- What if Linda Kasabian had been an actual human and left a message the morning after the Tate killings, with the police that simply said "People at Spahn Ranch did it- look closely." [Shorty and Leno and Rosemary would still be alive. Charlie would never have been put in jail.]
3- What if Gary Hinman had not been home when Bobby knocked at the door? [Would any of this shit have happened?]
4- What if Aaron Stovitz resisted talking to the press? [No BUG, no Helter Skelter bullshit, Charlie walks, shorter trial.]
5- What if Sharon had stayed over with Jay at his place? [The case attracts minimal attention and maybe is never even solved.]