Going Out, Coming In
27 July 2022

Two wild boats grazing on the banks of the river. The male, red in colour, looks towards the camera to ensure I’m not a threat. The female, white, looks at the far bank to look for her offspring. While they are wild, cruel humans have tied them to a pole. These beautiful craft are often abused as transportation or even recreational vehicles. Like everything else that exists in the world today – and all problems and natural cycles – everything is the fault of mankind. In fact, it’s your fault. You personally. None of this would have happened if you didn’t insist on having boats for your own pleasure.

Actually… it’s just a pic of some nice boats, carried out far from shore by a change in tides.

Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at petervanderwalt.com. Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.