I’ve also made an editorial calendar and actually wrote it on the wall calendar in order to follow it while also seeing the bigger picture...
We’re in the heart of a (very mild, if you ask me) highveld winter and I’ve been plotting away and typing away on various projects. Although I did not get half done of what I wanted to get done, I have to admit that I was ill for most of the month. My brain just… Continue reading July Writing Update — Flash Fiction, Ruon Chronicles, and LectureNotes
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
They painted the house brown. Not a nice brown, but a muddy, dull brown that took away any personality it had had before. Before — when we had been living there — it had been a kind of sea green, a comforting colour. A true colour of nature, one of movement and life and sound.… Continue reading A Green House and Sweet Peas
THE 10-YEAR QUESTION. – Jon Acuff “Ten years from now, what will the older you wish the younger you had done?” Could This Be the End of Frankincense? – JoAnna Klein As more uses are found for the aromatic resin, the population of trees that produce it are on the brink of collapse. During a… Continue reading Friday Stuff: Existential Questions, Plants, Solar Eclipses, Word Origins, and What I’m Reading
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”
I’m back from my birthday long weekend (during which I tried to do as much writing or at least planning as possible). Because thank you, headcold. Here’s what I’m currently busy with and some exciting news for the release of All the Things I Forgot. Ruon Chronicles — The timeline and The Knowledge Stones I’ve… Continue reading Writing Wednesday: “Ruon Chronicles”, “Porselein”, and “All the Things I Forgot”