On The Edge
5 September 2022

The riverfront wood panels are being reclaimed. Plants growing on plant product – wood being dead plants, fresh shoots cannibalising their cousins. This is the way of life, I guess. It doesn’t particular care about abstractions or ethics when survival itself is at stake. Life does what it needs to, you see. Whatever that is. The stone is maintained (for now) – and it lasts a bit longer. But life itself will always find a way to spread and grow. On a natural base, or an artificial one. This is true for weeds, or animals, or humans. We survive or die trying.

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.