Category: Fiction

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!”

Fiction Excerpt: “All the Things I Forgot”

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The plane’s wreckage had been there since I was a boy. It had aged as the windblown sands scoured it and the sun bleached it like the bones of a long-dead animal. I was told never to go near it, that it was haunted… Continue Reading “Fiction Excerpt: “All the Things I Forgot””

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.

May Goals: Writing and Resting

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Writing more Thanks to all the public holidays in April (and me taking a few days’ vacation at the end of the month), April went far quicker than I’d thought it would. But the good thing is that I did have some extra time… Continue Reading “May Goals: Writing and Resting”

Fiction Work in Progress: “Not the Chosen Ones”

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My job was to keep the chosen ones in stasis alive until I die. The one after me would do the same, the one after her as well…

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.

My Current Writing Research Sources

I thought that it might be interesting to show the type of books and sources I use for research and to up my writing game. These are not all of the books and sources I use, mind you. But they do give an idea… Continue Reading “My Current Writing Research Sources”

November update 2: fiction, non-fiction, and courses

Can you believe it’s almost December? (Of course, Black Friday is still looming in front of me and, with it, the fear that I will actually have to go to the shops sometime on Friday, but I digress.) I really feel like I’ve been… Continue Reading “November update 2: fiction, non-fiction, and courses”

Writing Research: Victorian-era Mental Asylums

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One of the characters in the novel Porselein is in a type of asylum – which leads me to research the topic (seeing as what I already know is probably just enough to let me get it completely wrong).