The world in 50 words
Afrique du Sud /
10H12 - Monday 24 November 2014

Hindsight

« I’m sorry your daughter has died. »

He turned from the window. He knew her love for him too, had gone. As a leader, he’d downplayed the warnings about the pandemic. Daily, statistics proliferated; cries against him rose.

He turned again to the window. The city was disappearing into the sunset.

Novembre 24, 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