December 12 2015

Roger Noons



A glass of Glogg (spiced red wine)


‘Come on Edward, time for your birthday drink.’

‘You go ahead, I’ll see you in the pub.’

I stared across the fjord. I can’t miss this sunset, blood and tongues of flame, it’s amazing. I scribbled in my book, made some rough marks, hoped I would be able to read my notes.

I was in the studio within minutes and grabbed pastels, there already being a card on the easel. I slashed pigment onto the board. Stood back, consulted my notes and added more marks.

Standing back a second time, I knew I’d captured something special, but would it sell?


About the Author

Roger Noons is one of Cafélit’s most prolific contributors with stories also selected for Best of CaféLit 3 and Best of CaféLit 4. While the advent door was opened late he chose this for December 12th in honour of Edvard Munch’s birthday.

Published December 12 2015