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.


Lynne Vogel

James and I were walking in the woods when we were surprised by a thunderstorm. Miles from the car, we knew we had to tough it out. As it started raining harder, James threw his arms around me to shield me from the downpour. The heavens opened and we began laughing uncontrollably. Then, BAM. Frozen together by the charge we saw the world through a white slow-motion fog. Upon release, we flew in opposite directions and James watched my feet dangle limply in midair. Miraculously, we survived and we remain awed to this day.