Twist Collective asked our contributors to tell us the story of the best surprise of their lives. Click on their pictures below for their answers, and for the links to their individual websites.


Megan Rogers

In March, I was sent to stay in Groningen, the Netherlands to do research for my thesis. Until that time, I had a longstanding fear of bicycles. On my first day in Groningen, my friend Henrik surprised me with a gift: an ancient, rusty, pink bicycle. He then demanded I mount the bike and took me on a tour of the city, in the middle of a hailstorm. The shock of arriving home in one piece after our adventure was enough to cure me of my bicycle phobia, I hope, forever.