Flash Fiction: Dream Catcher

The almost-forgotten shadow-soul stalks the city’s streets at night. It moves between the flickering yellow lights lit in the streets to keep it away…

Flash Fiction: Homecoming & Echoes of Life

Homecoming I came back from the sea when the moon was full. The houses were so close to the beach that the sand and broken shells were trampled into the narrow streets. Over the whole place hung the smell of home. The smell of cooking and spices drifted on the salt air, ruffling my hair […]

NaNoWriMo and Writing Update

I can’t believe NaNoWriMo’s end is just a few days away. I think that I will still be doing a last stint on Sunday (and I am not missing the fun of the last write-in!) to get the whole story down before midnight on 30 November. And then the editing will start. Lots and lots of editing.

Skryfnuus – Afrikaanse kortverhale

Op die oomblik is ek steeds druk besig met NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), alhoewel ek reeds my 50 000 woorde bereik het. Ek wil die eerste weergawe van die storie The Charms of Life and Death hierdie maand klaarmaak al vat dit meer as 50 000 woorde. Die gevolg is dat ek nog nie […]

Flash Fiction: The Last Relic

“The pilgrim’s road is ten thousand steps,” the priest had said and asked for volunteers. One stepped from the crowd. “I shall take the relic,” he said. And all knew that he was lost to them. Some sobbed openly. The Pilgrim stumbled along and reached the last hill. With him pilgrims from other towns and […]

Flash Fiction: The Nightmare

Glass tubes filled with green fluid wound their way over the workbench like branches of ivy. Here and there beakers stood above blue flames, their contents boiling. At another table the creator stood crouched above his humanoid creation with a wooden face carved in the likeness of a child. Metal and brass gears glinted in […]

Writing News and Some Flash Fiction

I’ve been busy with some more flash fiction (to be sent off for publication – I hope) and there are three stories I’m working on in the round basically. They’re all now in the final stages of editing before I’ll send them off and hold thumbs. Then there’s another story needing a major rewrite, but […]

NaNoWriMo and Prep Resources: Scrivener

Welcome to the first of my NaNoWriMo Prep posts! I will do one of these every week in which I will be looking at different resources for NaNoWriMo. If there is one software I can highly recommend, it’s Scrivener.