Tag: behind the scenes

Behind the Fiction: White Horses

If you missed the flash fiction story “White Horses” last week, you can read it below before I get to what happened behind the scenes while writing it. White Horses Lenie gazed at the waves and imagined Adriaan beside her. In one hand she… Continue Reading “Behind the Fiction: White Horses”

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”

Fiction and behind the story: The Exorcism of CJ

Header Image for The Exorcism of CJ by Carin Marais

The exorcist arrived two hours late. 

“You know how they are,” Josephine said, wiping her hands on her apron. “And they don’t care about what happens in the small towns.” 

Behind the scenes fiction: The Angel’s Laugh

“The Angel’s Laugh” is a flash piece I wrote a while ago, inspired by another prompt (of which I cannot yet speak). The story, I felt, did not quite work for that prompt, but I still wanted to write it. If you haven’t yet… Continue Reading “Behind the scenes fiction: The Angel’s Laugh”

Fiction and behind the scenes: Scorched Earth

If you haven’t read “Scorched Earth” on my Patreon page, you can read it below. The ‘behind the scenes’ starts after the story. Scorched Earth I watched as smoke from the burning farmhouse furled into the sky. Arguing voices pulled me away from the… Continue Reading “Fiction and behind the scenes: Scorched Earth”

Short Story: “Forgotten” writing update, part 2

You can read part 1 of Forgotten over here. Working on the rest of the novella Although I’ve now provisionally outlined most of the novella, the ending is still escaping me. I’m therefore planning to write the rest and then only when I get… Continue Reading “Short Story: “Forgotten” writing update, part 2”