Throw together a bunch of local writers and an artist and what do you get? The Jozi Flash 2017 Anthology *cheers*.
The free Jozi Flash 2017 Anthology contains 80 stories in 8 genres, written by 10 authors (including me).
The anthology is now available in three formats; PDF, EPUB and MOBI. So you can read the 80 stories wherever and whenever you like.
Here is a taste of one of my stories:
Flash Fiction: Red Ice
I grab another bag of prepared ice, rip it open and add it to the pile in the bathtub.
“Man versus machine is such a cliché,” the hack doctor laughs between gasping on a thick cigar and playing with a strange stopwatch. “But as long as they find your fingerprints all over this place I’m happy and my clients are happy. Now finish up,” he motions with his head to the line of instruments on a towel on the bathroom counter.
I nod, hoping that the faint smile I had programmed on my features for tonight would not be overwritten by the sheer glee of knowing that it would be the last night I would have to do this back-alley job for the luxury of staying alive. My hands burn from the ice’s cold, but I pick up a scalpel. My muscles – such as they are – know exactly what to do, even numbed by the chunks of frozen water. I shift the body just enough to be able to cut into it at the right angle to harvest the organ.
Blood warms my fingers and colours some of the ice red.
“What the hell are you staring at?” the doc shouts and my hand slips, shearing through flesh I had not intended to touch. There’s so much blood. A curse slips between my lips and I turn around, mind clouded with anger.
“Look what you made me do!” I yell, pointing at the wound where the blood was now flowing freely onto the ice, melting rivulets of it into the bottom of the bathtub. I throw down the scalpel and launch myself at the smirking doc…
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