The world in 50 words
France /
17H51 - Wednesday 7 January 2015

PARIS 7/1

He strode to the policeman writhing in pain on the pavement, shot him and walking to the car, picked up something on the road. They drove off. Because if you’ve firebombed offices and killed twelve people, you should think of leaving the area. And I wondered: what are human beings?

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