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 […]

Writing News/Skryfnuus

This week I had two articles published, but also have news about another article I wrote back in July which is now available in the anthology Brose Genade: ’n Bundel opgedra aan kankervegters.

Bullying – Some Things I Need to Get Off My Chest

Bullying is most often seen as “something that always happens” and “just something that kids do” — it’s “kids being kids”. I know that bullying is present in all schools and also in other spheres of life. But that doesn’t make it right. I don’t see why it should be some kind of rite of passage.

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 […]

Favourite Music Thursday – Something to Lift the Spirit

Today has been a very trying day. I find that early music helps to lift my spirit most days and I really like Hildegard von Bingen’s music. Here’s “O Pastor animarum”, with the English translation below. O Pastor animarum Antiphon for the Redeemer (R 466va) by Hildegard von Bingen O Pastor animarum et O prima […]

Flash Fiction: The Last Song of Winter

“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 […]

Writing News: Articles Published & Flash Fiction

Articles for the week included one about the Cotopaxi volcano eruption and another about The Everlasting Eskom Saga. Fears as Cotopaxi Volcano Erupts for First Time in Over 70 Years The Eskom Saga: Could There Be Coal Supply Interruptions? For updates on Cotopaxi, you can go to Volcano Discovery. Tomorrow I’ll be posting some more […]

Favourite Music Thursday – Toe vind ek jou

Of Gunsteling musiek Donderdag – Toe vind ek jou This week’s song is an Afrikaans one called “Toe vind ek jou” (Then I found you). The duet is by Francois van Coke and Karen Zoid and the song is absolutely beautiful. * Hierdie week se liedjie is “Toe vind ek jou“, ‘n pragtige duet deur […]