After listening to a song by a band I used to love in the 80s, I started wondering about the lead singer who had long since gone solo. I looked up his website and admired some of his photos. One photo reminded me of a photo a dear friend had taken of me. It also made me think about the same friend and I wondered how he was doing.
Later, as I was walking home, I had an urge to pee. I decided to stop off at this library and use their facilities. When I entered the library, I no longer had the urge to pee. I figured as I was in this library, which I hadn't been to in ages, I might as well have a browse. I picked up a romantic fiction book at random and sat down to read a few pages.
I have to say one reason why I no longer read romantic fiction and novels for that matter is because I find the stories long-winded and tedious. As I see it, when two people meet and like each other, why do they have to go through all those twists and turns? Why not just go for it and live happily ever after? I guess people who love these kinds of novels enjoy the drama. I certainly don't! After reading a few pages, I was bored out of my skull. There weren't even any raunchy parts to keep me entertained.
Why am I wasting my time reading this book anyway? And why did I pick up this particular novel? It was only when I looked at the author's name that it all made sense. The first name of the author was the same as the musician whose website I had been browsing earlier; and the author's surname was the same surname as the friend I'd been thinking of who had taken my photos.
What are the chances!
As for the novel? I read the last chapter and was happy to discover that the lovers sorted out their differences and realised that ever since their first chance meeting they had always loved each other, and planned to live happily ever after.
I love chance meetings with happy ever afters.
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