October 5, 2016-
Unexpected by P.F. Citizen One
Title: Unexpected-Short Stories from Around The World
Author: P.F. Citizen One
Genre: Fiction/Short Stories/World Travel/Literature
Publication Date: October 7, 2016
Synopsis: A series of short, true life stories, which are the product of the travels and observations of one man. The stories are a miscellaneous collection of the funny and sad, of tragedy, love and friendship. And they are all, in a way, unexpected.
Unexpected takes you on a journey from a Brazilian working on the oil rigs of Venezuela, who gets the shock of his life, to the uplifting story of a Chinese beggar living on the streets, entertaining passers-by with his songs and surviving through the mercy and kindness of others.
There is a story for each of us in this book. Each one is subtly different and each carries either a message of hope for lost, or of caution for the unwary.
Unexpected is just that. Just as life is and just as the course of our lives run, at times unexpectedly.
AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR P.F. CITIZEN
If you had to describe your book as a whole in three sentences (they can be long sentences) what would they be?
Unexpected is a collection of true life short stories my travels around the world and the people I have met. The book features seven thought-provoking, humorous and engaging stories that end with the most unlikely twist.
What was the inspiration for the selection of short stories? Why did you decide this instead of one continuous novel? 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. Short stories. At first, you feel like you’ve heard these stories many times before, until you read the ending. This is true life—unexpected.
Can you tell us more about one story?
In one of the stories, The Wedding Contract, 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.
Finally where can my readers keep up with you and your writing? You can keep up with me through my website or my Facebook page:
Facebook page: Unexpected by Citizen ONE