What can YOU say in six sentences?
He brushed the stove clean and made a fire. Keeping his eyes open and his mouth shut, he finished unloading and backed out through the swinging doors.
On this Saturday, as on every other morning, the old ladies sat looking out into the bright haze that struck off the water along the Durban beachfront.
She didn’t know what it was at first, but then it hit her: all these faces were familiar.
All of life’s mistakes made sense in the end.
Randomly selected from my bookshelves:
1. Life & Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee.
2. Recapitulation by Wallace Stegner.
3. A Bit of Young Life, from Selected Stories by Nadine Gordimer
4. Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle.
5. Atonement by Ian McEwan
6. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.