Tuesday Tea Time Reads – A Trio of Tales

The prompt included using the title of a song as the title of your 100-word story. I tried to write three stories which are part of a bigger whole, but could still be read separately. Below the stories are the songs I used.

Podcasts for Writing Inspiration

Podcasts, just like audiobooks, is a great way to spend those times of day when you’re commuting (or doing housework). There are podcasts available on just about every subject you can imagine. There are a few podcasts I follow every week and some for which I pick and choose episodes to listen to. Some podcasts […]

Weekly Writing News – Articles and Free Flash Fiction

Here are the links to my articles that were published last week (quite an eclectic bunch again). To read more of my articles, simply go to the non-fiction page on the menu above. Educate a Woman and Uplift a Community How to Start Using Solar Power Mali Attacks Leave 23 Dead Free Flash Fiction If […]

Avenue of Trees

Vonkfiksie – Die soektog

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 […]

New Articles and Camp NaNoWriMo Done and Dusted

I had four articles published these past two weeks, one about velfies, one about data safety, one about Thuli Madonsela’s media address about Nkandla (South African politics), and the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Here are the links: Forget Selfies — Velfies Are the New Social Media Craze 5 Top Tips […]

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

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 […]

Epic and Amazing Writing Music

Thanks to sites like YouTube it’s getting increasingly easy to find new music to listen to. I find it especially great to find music from which to compile writing soundtracks or music to suit a specific scene or character. Here are five artists (most of which are indie artists) whom I love listening to while […]