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Not what you’re expecting

©Ronda Del Boccio

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.

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30 thoughts on “Not what you’re expecting

  1. Oops.. I am betting there is one person who wasn’t surprised by the fire..

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  2. How interesting, and amazing, that you actually conveyed the entire story in the last line? This is a lesson that I’m just learning – you really can’t plan anything and thinking can be a complete waste of time too.

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  3. Yep, that can change everything. Nice.

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  4. Nice open ending, leaving you to wonder. Nicely written!

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  5. Abhijit Ray on said:

    True, anything can happen anytime in life.

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  6. But wouldn’t life be boring if we knew everything in advance!

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  7. That is exactly how life goes! Well done, Maria-Christina!

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  8. gahlearner on said:

    That’s very true, things never turn out as expected. This is a dangerous twist though.

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  9. Okay, lots of possibilities here. We can finish this any way we want, and that’s a very good story 🙂

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  10. I hope the narrator was not in the forest when it happened!
    Nice one! 🙂

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  11. You leave the story open-ended, with questions, as good stories do.

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  12. Not always nice surprises, but keeps life fresh I guess

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  13. We’ve all had those moments of best laid plans and then unexpected things get in the way.

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  14. Unexpected indeed! A timely reminder that you never know what’s around the corner. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  15. Life, as they say, is what happens while we’re making other plans

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