Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Just caught sight of this astonishing summary on the CBC

“An elderly Victoria man is recovering in hospital after he was pushed off a seaside cliff while bird watching along Dallas Road on Sunday.”

I am trying to visualize how a man innocently birdwatching found himself at the bottom of a cliff. It’s the approach, the moments before the hand made contact with him that I wonder about. There were steps taken to approach him, there were thoughts that preceded the steps, then came the hands no? There’s nothing particularly astonishing if we break down these things in reverse. but in forward motion it’s quite incredible what steps and thoughts and a few seconds add up to.

 

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