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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Janet Wainscott lives near Christchurch, New Zealand. She writes creative nonfiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in local literary magazines and anthologies.

Janet Wainscott

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When you live on a fault line
you learn to listen
for the crack, the explosion
beneath the surface

but it's easy to miss
the subtler shifts,
the collapse of another synapse
and then it's too late.