Category: Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction: It Began With a Whisper

It began with a whisper. The dragons are coming. The leaves rustled it in their song when the hot winds blew from the south. The dragons are coming. It came to the minds of the magicians before the messengers had reached the cities. It… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction: It Began With a Whisper”

Flash Fiction: White Horses

Lenie gazed at the waves and imagined Adriaan beside her. In one hand she grasped her hair, broken red strands caught on her wedding ring. In the other she clutched a gold locket her mother found after a tempest ripped apart a merchant ship.… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction: White Horses”

Flash Fiction: The Statue

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They put a statue of her on the island outside the city after she died, her likeness forever captured in bronze. At first the statue was kept polished by the people of the city who loved and remembered her. Soon, however, other articles fill… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction: The Statue”

Flash Fiction: The Stairs

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Our writing group has a challenge on at the moment where we have to write a story for each of the photos one member of the group is sending from New York. You can do any genre, etc. as long as the photo inspires… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction: The Stairs”

Flash Fiction: The Path

Our writing group has a challenge on at the moment where we have to write a story for each of the photos one member of the group is sending from New York. You can write any genre, etc. as long as the photo inspires… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction: The Path”

Jozi Flash 2018 Cover Reveal!

Yesterday (30 June) we had our cover reveal party for the 2018 Jozi Flash anthology! Held at The Silver Teaspoon in Randburg, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, feasting like hobbits and writing away at our various projects. At midday came the big moment —… Continue Reading “Jozi Flash 2018 Cover Reveal!”

Jozi Flash Anthology Update & Downloads

It’s been a while since posting an update about the 2018 Jozi Flash Anthology; mainly because the universe decided to give most of us working on it a few kicks. And punches. Something like the printer scene from Office Space.

Flash Fiction: The Tower of Scattering Winds

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Winds from the east blasted over the sand dunes and piled yellow-red sand against the Tower of Scattering Winds.

Shards of Mirrors now on Noisetrade!

Shards of Mirrors by Carin Marais now on Noisetrade

Shards of Mirrors is a collection of 16 flash fiction pieces by Carin Marais. Get your copy on Noisetrade!

Behind the fiction: The Book of Damnation

Written for Microcosms, this story was quite a fun one to write. Not quite unicorns and rainbows, though… For those who missed yesterday’s post, I’m giving the story first and the “behind the scenes” afterwards. Fiction: The Book of Damnation Welstandsuitsig Abbey had been… Continue Reading “Behind the fiction: The Book of Damnation”