“Life is full of surprises”. It was the phrase that he remembered most from the first book he read as a child.
They weren’t always good ones, but something unexpected always happened.
Just when you think you’ve got things straightened out. Just when you think you can finally take a breath and relax. Just when you’re calm. Right then something happens to remind you that there is nothing routine about life. You can never plan anything.
And just anything can happen. At anytime.
Like that fire that broke out in the middle of the night and burnt the forest down.
Also part of Friday Fictioneers