If you missed the flash fiction story “White Horses” last week, you can read it below before I get to what happened behind the scenes while writing it. White Horses Lenie gazed at the waves and imagined Adriaan beside her. In one hand she grasped her hair, broken red strands caught on her wedding ring.… Continue reading Behind the Fiction: White Horses
It began with a whisper. The dragons are coming. The leaves rustled it in their song when the hot winds blew from the south. The dragons are coming. It came to the minds of the magicians before the messengers had reached the cities. It clouded their mirrors of magic and dragon tails curled in the… Continue reading Flash Fiction: It Began With a Whisper
Lenie gazed at the waves and imagined Adriaan beside her. In one hand she grasped her hair, broken red strands caught on her wedding ring. In the other she clutched a gold locket her mother found after a tempest ripped apart a merchant ship. She wanted to believe in happy endings. Like her Adriaan who… Continue reading Flash Fiction: White Horses
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… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Statue
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.… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Stairs
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… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Path
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… Continue reading Jozi Flash 2018 Cover Reveal!
The plane’s wreckage had been there since I was a boy. It had aged as the windblown sands scoured it and the sun bleached it like the bones of a long-dead animal. I was told never to go near it, that it was haunted by the spirit of whatever it was that had caused the… Continue reading Fiction Excerpt: “All the Things I Forgot”
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.
Writing more Thanks to all the public holidays in April (and me taking a few days’ vacation at the end of the month), April went far quicker than I’d thought it would. But the good thing is that I did have some extra time to rest thanks to the days off. I didn’t do all… Continue reading May Goals: Writing and Resting