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Favourite Music Thursday: Blind Guardian – Skalds and Shadows

Blind Guardian is a power metal band from Germany. The first of their music which I heard was the album Nightfall in Middle-Earth (songs based on JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion and, yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds). Their lyrics are almost all rich in mythology,… Continue Reading “Favourite Music Thursday: Blind Guardian – Skalds and Shadows”

Flash Fiction: Defeated Draugr & As If We Never Met

These stories were written with the photo and “defeat” as the prompts. “Defeated Draugr” received an honourable mention at the 30 May Flash! Friday competition. Defeated Draugr We uncovered the grave while digging foundations for a tower that would reach to the stars. Layers… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction: Defeated Draugr & As If We Never Met”

Kroniese siektelyers: moet ons nie leuenaars noem nie

Please note: I haven’t translated this piece, which was posted on Woes (a creative platform for Afrikaans). Not yet, in any case… Hierdie stuk het die eerste keer op Woes verskyn. “Mense het net kroniese siektes omdat hulle nie passievol genoeg is oor die… Continue Reading “Kroniese siektelyers: moet ons nie leuenaars noem nie”

5 Awesome Sites for Free Stock Photos

Gratisography If it’s just a personal blog/project you’re busy with, you don’t always have the money to afford professional quality stock photos. But don’t worry; you don’t have to settle for mediocre photos that will make your site look everything but professional. There are… Continue Reading “5 Awesome Sites for Free Stock Photos”

Vonkfiksie – Blou linte (Flash Fiction)

To read the English version, click here. Blou linte Daar moet reën wees. ’n Regte Hoëveldse donderstorm met swart wolke, donderweer en die tik-tik van hael op dakke voordat die ys jou vel steek en op die swart teer val en spring. Die hemel… Continue Reading “Vonkfiksie – Blou linte (Flash Fiction)”

Fairy Cakes, Gods, Magic, Lost Love & Mental Illness – April’s Flash Fiction

April’s entries for Flash!Friday turned out to be quite a motley bunch. I received a special and honourable mention for two of the stories and received a “Ring of Fire” badge for taking part at least three times during April. I love the amount… Continue Reading “Fairy Cakes, Gods, Magic, Lost Love & Mental Illness – April’s Flash Fiction”

Writing Process Blog Tour

The talented and lovely Liz Hedgecock asked me to take part in the Writing Process Blog Tour. You can read her post over here and see the writer I nominate to take part at the end of this post. What am I working on?… Continue Reading “Writing Process Blog Tour”

Flash Fiction: Blue Ribbons

This piece was written for the 6 February Flash!Friday competition. It received an honourable mention and was called “horrendously sad” by Tamara Shoemaker.The photo and “a fleeting moment” was the prompt. Blue Ribbons There should have been rain. A proper Highveld storm with black clouds, thunder,… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction: Blue Ribbons”