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This book asks the simple question of what if. The answer is expressed in thirteen short stories where ONeal pushes the limits of imagination—from a man who wakes up knowing the future date of his death, to a little girl’s love for her cat that uses each of its nine lives in order to protect her from danger, to an evil ghost of a six-year-old girl trying to return to life by stealing the soul and the body of another six-year-old girl. With the combination of fantasy, the paranormal, ghosts, sci-fi horror, and the unexplained, ONeal’s characteristic dark humor and savory taste for the macabre and the unknown extends the bounds of the predictable and brings the reader to the brink of sanity and insanity, loneliness and friendship, and into the horrors of human and inhuman existence.

Fans of Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Amazing Tales, and The Twilight Zone will thoroughly enjoy this anthology of unique stories that will be sure to leave you breathless. What If commemorates the mysteries of the world and the unexplained that encompasses each of us and articulates how fast time flies. Never forget that time is the most valuable thing we can spend, ONeal says, so spend it wisely and don’t throw it away.