‘This Land’ up on Visual Verse

For the new month I was commissioned by Visual Verse‘s editor Eley Williams to write a piece in response to the site’s prompt – Grant Wood’s famous painting American Gothic – very suitable subject matter for me, given my writing.


Here’s a taste:


This land’s so full of spikes like you wouldn’t believe. Saul broke earth this spring early and found rows of them, growing like dragons’ teeth under the thin soil.

“Come out, Alice,” he yelled. “See this.”

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There are stories and poems by other commissioned writers, and the opportunity to submit your own work. You have to write your piece in an hour.  Each picture stays up the month long, but as this is a short one (albeit with that leap year day clipped on as a bonus), you only have another 28 days to crack your fingers and get to it.


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