Friday Stuff – Pondering Ideas, Reality, Widows, Tattoed Women, and a Song

I’ve decided to start the “weekly finds” posts again, as they are a lot of fun for me and they also give an idea of what I read that influences my fiction (up to a point, obviously). I’ll still do Friday Favourite Music as well, but I think it will more often than not beContinue reading “Friday Stuff – Pondering Ideas, Reality, Widows, Tattoed Women, and a Song”

Favourite Christmas Music Friday: Some Afrikaans Songs

It’s a few days before Christmas and here in South Africa the weather is sweltering, so it just seemed right to end my Christmas music Fridays with some local Christmas songs! I start off with Somerkersfees (Summer Christmas), followed by Sonneblom uit Bethlehem (Sunflower From Bethlehem), Hierdie kind (This Child) and Kersfees in Kaapstad (Christmas inContinue reading “Favourite Christmas Music Friday: Some Afrikaans Songs”

My favourite music for dark days

It’s nothing new that music can influence mood – sometimes quite significantly. Music can conjure up old memories – both good and bad – but also take you away from the present moment into a place of serenity and calmness. I find that music can help me on dark and difficult days – and itContinue reading “My favourite music for dark days”

Flash Fiction: Mana’s Gold

Written for Microcosms, my prompts were “musician”, “Hamburg” and “fairy tale”. Mana’s Gold The harp’s music drifted over the still-sleeping town with its looming castle. Though not yet light, Mana sat in the room at the top of the castle’s tallest tower and played the golden harp by the light of a lantern. As sheContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Mana’s Gold”