Short stories from around the world

Unexpected is a collection of true life short stories inspired by the author's travels around the world and the people he has met. The book features seven thought-provoking, humorous and engaging stories that end with the most unlikely twist.


Short Stories Inspired by World Travels


In one of the stories, The Wedding Contract, the author tells the story of a man who was forced to sign a pre-nuptial agreement simply because his wife was wealthy and he was considered poor. As time went on, fortunes changed and the man became far wealthier than his wife. His wife and friends dreaded the worst from him because of his new financial position but what he did next was shocking.


This is true life-unexpected



Working as a Petroleum Engineer has enabled Citizen One to travel to many different countries. As a result, the stories feature characters from different cultures and nationalities- an element that adds excitement and variety to the stories.

Love, injustice, friendship are central themes throughout the book. Each story is unique and helps readers to be aware that regardless of what is going on in their lives, at any given time, something unexpected (good or bad) could completely change their life.


‘’Every story of the book has been written in [...} the most touching manner. As an avid reader I want to recommend this book to those who like to explore the realms of imagination created by new authors. ‘’


‘’I liked this book. Did I just say like? No! I meant I Love this book [...] a collection of true life short stories and each story is so unexpected, entertaining and highly emotional […]I can't recommend it enough.’’


The stories are short, simply worded and have a unique take home message in each one. The author has inculcated lessons to be learnt in life in each book, and has ensured the reader doesn’t get bored with long, dragging stories to the point of boredom. This collection has the kind of stories one can read if one is undergoing a crisis at any point in their lives, for each story has a lesson for every situation you can find yourselves in. Highly recommended!



P.F  Citizen  One

When asked about his motivation to write the book, Citizen One explained: "I have learned a lot about life from listening and being kind to people, as well as from stories others have shared with me. I actively listen, and often feel like I’ve heard these stories many times before, until I realize that each story is unexpected and instructive. These experiences have inspired me to write. I wanted to write the type of stories that I would enjoy reading: true life stories. At first, you feel like you’ve heard these stories many times before, until you read the ending. This is true life—unexpected.

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