Writing Update: End of May 2017

May has been a month of fiction started, but not necessarily finished. The reason for this is that the stories were written either for Patreon (part 4 of The Box of Secrets) or the writing course I am currently taking through The Open University and FutureLearn. Unfortunately I was not able to take part in all the Microcosms and Cracked Flash Fiction competitions.

The flash fiction I did write, was:


The Ruon Chronicles and The Box of Secrets

You can read The Box of Secrets over here on my Patreon page – it is one of the The Ruon Chronicles stories. It is delivered in monthly instalments and there are three instalments left!

The other The Ruon Chronicles news is that this Ruon Chronicles website happened…

All the fiction will now be available in one place, while the ‘behind the scenes’, like the worldbuilding, will still be posted here and (usually in more detail) on the Patreon page.


INK-gedenkbundel (INK Anthology)

The INK anthology has now been published (containing to of my works) and it is so pretty! Just have a look –

INK-gedenkbundel voorblad

Camp NaNoWriMo (July) & Short Stories

I’ve decided to use July’s Camp NaNoWriMo to work on the short stories started in the fiction writing course. Although these started out being exercises in, for instance, character sketches, I realised soon that I want to build on them and also complete the stories.

These stories include (not the final titles!):


By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.

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