Shards of Mirrors is a collection of 16 flash fiction pieces by Carin Marais. Get your copy on Noisetrade! … More Shards of Mirrors now 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 … More Behind the fiction: The Book of Damnation
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… … More Flash Fiction: The Book of Damnation
I woke up dead, the colour removed from the world.
Not again. … More Flash fiction: Red
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.” … More Fiction and behind the story: The Exorcism of CJ
“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 read it, you can read it below, otherwise, you can scroll … More Behind the scenes fiction: The Angel’s Laugh
My friends and I always sat in the shade of the stone angel during the summer. Every day the talk would turn to what could possibly be beyond the arch if it should actually open like the old wives’ tales said – if the angel should spread its wings. “I’m telling you, it’s some kind … More Flash Fiction: The Angel’s Laugh
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 ghost shapes in the smoke. Tante Maria was struggling to get … More Fiction and behind the scenes: Scorched Earth
Written for Microcosms, my prompts for the week were “ordinary person”, “airplane” and “sci-fi/fantasy”. A Taste of Peace It was as close to the aliens that I had ever been and I sighed inwardly as I saw that my window seat with the extra legroom was next to a couple of Greens. I stowed my … More Flash Fiction: A Taste of Peace
Written for last week’s Microcosms, my prompts were “news reporter”, “battlefield” and “sci-fi”. Babylon “We can’t broadcast this.” The suited man stared in disgust at the reporter’s footage of the aftermath of one of the battles on Babylon. The reporter’s red-rimmed eyes stared at the screen. “It shouldn’t be hidden.” He used two fingers to … More Flash Fiction: Babylon