The world in 50 words
Burkina Faso /
18H57 - Thursday 6 November 2014

The Fall

He’d ruled with a fist for thirty years. Then streets filled with shouting faces. He fled. In silence, he sips an aperitif on a palm-fringed terrace. The waiter with cheek requests payment. “Do you know who I am?” the man demands. The waiter shrugs. “I won’t , if you don’t.”

Novembre 6, 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