They put a statue of her on the island outside the city after she died, her likeness forever captured in bronze. At first the statue was kept polished by the people of the city who loved and remembered her. Soon, however, other articles fill the newspapers and the woman who sang the dragon to sleep […]
Our writing group has a challenge on at the moment where we have to write a story for each of the photos one member of the group is sending from New York. You can do any genre, etc. as long as the photo inspires it somehow. This is the second photo and my second story. […]
Our writing group has a challenge on at the moment where we have to write a story for each of the photos one member of the group is sending from New York. You can write any genre, etc. as long as the photo inspires it somehow and it’s 500 word or shorter. This is the […]
Yesterday (30 June) we had our cover reveal party for the 2018 Jozi Flash anthology! Held at The Silver Teaspoon in Randburg, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, feasting like hobbits and writing away at our various projects. At midday came the big moment — the cover was revealed by Nicky from Chasing Dreams Publishing. And […]
It’s been a while since posting an update about the 2018 Jozi Flash Anthology; mainly because the universe decided to give most of us working on it a few kicks. And punches. Something like the printer scene from Office Space.
Winds from the east blasted over the sand dunes and piled yellow-red sand against the Tower of Scattering Winds.
Shards of Mirrors is a collection of 16 flash fiction pieces by Carin Marais. Get your copy on Noisetrade!
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 built upon a tall pinnacle. Waking and sleeping in shifts, they […]
He came at midday, raw fingers and knuckles leaving bloody specks on the stone as he climbed the height of the rock to reach the abbey…
I woke up dead, the colour removed from the world.