Winning Flash Fiction! Bones Beneath the Juniper Tree

I wrote this story for Flash! Friday’s competition last week and it won! The prompt was Grimm’s fairy tales and I chose The Juniper Tree (basically because it’s creeped me out since childhood). If you don’t know the story, you can read “The Juniper Tree” over here. Bones Beneath the Juniper Tree “And then suddenly…… Continue reading Winning Flash Fiction! Bones Beneath the Juniper Tree

Flash Fiction Double Feature: “A Curse Upon Me” and “The Last Fork in the Road”

These were written for last week’s Flash! Friday competition.  A Curse Upon Me Perhaps “superhero” was a better description, the professor mused as he stared at the red and black artwork of a man fighting and killing a minotaur. “The minotaur guarded the fountain of eternal life,” he told the class. Some were playing games…… Continue reading Flash Fiction Double Feature: “A Curse Upon Me” and “The Last Fork in the Road”

Published Articles and Writing Update

Spring has sprung! Last week was Spring Day – and as suits Spring Day – we had a cold and rainy week after a few weeks when it felt like it was already summer. Published Articles: This week’s articles are definitely more upbeat than the previous week’s! Make a New Start This Spring 5 Great…… Continue reading Published Articles and Writing Update

Flash Fiction: The Last Song of Winter

Photo by Giovanni Corte via Unsplash

“The Last Song of Winter” was written for Flash! Friday (and received an honourable mention, yay!) and ended up being a sequel of sorts to “The Souls of Trees” which I had written in June this year (also for Flash! Friday). Here’s “The Souls of Trees” followed by “The Last Song of Winter”. Together they…… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Last Song of Winter

Vonkfiksie – Die soektog

Photo by Sébastien Marchand

Jy is weg. My liggaam word ’n legkaart toe die hospitaal skakel. My hele wese skeur uitmekaar. My siel spat aan skerwe. Stukke lê versprei oor die aarde heen, lê verlate waar ons saam was. Maar nou is daar niemand om my op te tel nie. Niemand om na die stukke te soek en hulle…… Continue reading Vonkfiksie – Die soektog

Flash Fiction: The River Lord’s Jewel & The Last Wish

Clear Water Pool in the Drakensberg. Public Domain.

Written for one of the Flash! Friday competitions, these stories had the prompt “The Arabian Nights”. The River Lord’s Jewel The princess stared at the dark waters of the pool. Beside her stood an older woman with tears in her eyes. “Who am I?” she asked the woman. “You are my daughter,” she said. “Where…… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The River Lord’s Jewel & The Last Wish