On the first page of Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory, Mr, Tench, a dentist stands in the blazing Mexican sun. Looking up he notices vultures watching him from a roof, ‘with shabby indifference: he wasn’t carrion yet.’ Greene uses a vulture to give a panoramic view of the setting. ‘One rose and flapped across the town: over the tiny plaza, over the bust of an ex-president, ex-general, ex-human being, over the two stalls which sold mineral water, towards the river and the sea.”
This week’s challenge from Alex: Take one seagull and fly this seagull over a city, countryside, a town or a street and describe it from the bird’s view. Note to self: Find old copy and read The Power and the Glory again.