The world in 50 words
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10H15 - Tuesday 30 September 2014

Ants

Ants came. She sprayed insecticide. Thirty days, no ants. Again they came, as if nothing had happened. She crusaded. Again, no ants. Then the sky changed, the land grew hard. Humanity cried to heaven. The earth yellowed and humanity disappeared. Silence grew. The ants came. As if nothing had happened.

September 30, 2014

The world in 50 words by Will van der Walt

The world in 50 words is a maverick, a flash saga, a fugitive amongst forms, but when light breaks, the face is clear. The intrigue of a short story, the seed of a novel, the taste of poetry, the pimento of haiku – There … think that should be fifty.

Author and playwright