Moses Malone
19 April 2022
I saw this and thought there had to be a story behind this… and since I had no way of knowing, I made it up. Why would a plastic shell baby pool find itself on a river; if not for carrying a modern day traveller Moses away to safety? It had to be a baby, or contraband – the shell can’t take too much weight without sinking. Perhaps the river – a wild one and not a touristy one – forms part of a drug network. In all likelihood, it fell from the back of the truck… or got picked up from someone’s river facing back lawn as the water temporarily swelled – but who the hell can be satisfied with that kind of bland reality? Admit it, like me, you can see the little baby – Moses Malone – wrapped up in Roma blankets containing ancient spells and inscriptions, floating merrily down the Gentile Nile, towards a life of hardship and wonder…

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 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.