Solitude
28 April 2022
Perched on a cliff and overlooking the sea, the only way to get to this outpost is to climb. A monument as ancient it stretches back into the mists of antiquity, it was rebuilt in the middle ages, and then rebuilt again after the great wars. A shrine today – it was perhaps always one – maybe to older gods or different tribes. But the landscape and the scenery itself sanctifies and blesses this space – and it needs neither the approval nor permission of the abstract ideas men wish to superimpose upon it.

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.