Rough Diamond
28 September 2022

Who decided that ”portrait” and ”landscape” are the default shapes for pictures? Why not diamonds? This little snap was taken while waiting for my train to come in, at Totnes – once famous for hippies and home of the Totnes Monster. I adore the little stations of England. Often, on weekends, we randomly pick a town from a map and visit. This leads to all kinds of impromptu and unexpected discoveries – things that a planned tourist adventure would never yield. And almost every town we meet this way is a diamond – sometimes shiny, sometimes in the rough.

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.