Taking some inspiration from the awesome Nthato Morakabi (check out his blog!), I decided to also post some poetry I wrote a while ago. The Hollow Dunes The old ones have left, she said, her eyes on the hollow dunes. Their ships and gold they’ve taken. With fire brands and wild calls they’ve left. She placed… Continue reading Poetry: The Hollow Dunes
The Encyclopaedia of Forgotten Places bent the wooden shelf into a half moon. From within faint scratching could be heard as more pages appeared and was filled with handwriting. Beyond the shelf in the library the world slowly changed as sea levels rose, weather took on strange new patterns, and people fled their home planet for other… Continue reading Micro Fiction: The Encyclopaedia of Forgotten Places
INK is ’n wonderlike nuwe platform vir Afrikaanse skryfwerk waarby ek hierdie maand aangesluit het. Daar is nog nie té veel van my werk daarop gepubliseer nie, maar ek bou stadig maar seker daaraan. Verwag vonkfiksie, rubrieke en gedigte! Loer ook sommer terwyl jy daar is na van die ander skrywers se werk. Lees is… Continue reading Ek is ge-INK!
Writing by hand seems to have become outmoded in many areas of life - we are, after all, typing for most of the day whether it is on a computer or on a touchscreen. Handwriting, for many I think, has become a thing of the past. However, I have found that writing stories by hand… Continue reading How to Use Handwriting to Write Better
After a wonderful weekend away with my family (on The Great Weekend Road Trip) I feel quite refreshed and ready to face May’s writing challenges. The main project for this month will be finishing Terug na toe. I wrote two or three short scenes over the weekend, and will probably finish the final scenes this… Continue reading May Writing Update Part 1
This is just so beautiful and touching... I can't get enough of Radical Face's music and this song has definitely become one of my favourites in a very short time. Do yourself a favour a listen to all Radical Face's music! Click here to buy the album.
I did my word count validation yesterday and I have officially reached my goal of 20, 000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo!
“It is too late to turn back - for all of us,” I said. “We have to go on. We were chosen for a reason.” Around us the landscape had turned starker until only short brush remained and the red dust was whipped into the air to scour our faces and hands. The prison tomb,… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Shadows
Jozi Flash Anthology Available! A reminder that the Jozi Flash flash fiction anthology is available to download and read - for free! That’s 29 flash fiction stories by writers from Johannesburg to read over lunchtime, during teatime or to keep you busy on your commute to work. Download your free copy below: Jozi Flash PDF Jozi… Continue reading Writing Update – Flash Fiction, Short Stories, and Camp NaNoWriMo
“What does she hunt?” the youngest asked. The tips of red gnome hats could be seen sticking up through the tall grass.