Tag Archive for short story

A Dreamer’s Tears Short Story

The Christmas Special on The Dreamer’s Tears will be finished in 11 days, so, if you’re in South Africa and would like a copy, don’t forget to order it ASAP. But for those of you who have already read The Dreamer’s Tears and still haven’t read this short story from a book that Borinvere recommends to Ivy, I thought I’d… Read more →

The Dreamer’s Tears Prequel

If you’re planning to read The Dreamer’s Tears any time soon, don’t forget that you can read the prequel (Declan’s story) right here, for free. Declan is a character cherished by many of my readers and knowing where he came from and what he endured makes him all the more beloved. I hope you enjoy learning more about him.  … Read more →

Monster Hunters Part Three

Finally, after a few technical issues I’ve written the ending to the Monster Hunters series. Thank you for being so patient. In this last story, we find out what happens to twins, Esther and Magpie, and their role in the world of Monsters. I’ve put all three parts together for you to read the story as a whole. I hope… Read more →

Monster Hunters part 2

Part two has arrived. I’m so glad I decided to do this. It’s been a helpful tool to force myself to keep writing in what is a very busy season. I know I’ve mentioned this before but having deadlines really helps. Another reason I am doing this is that I felt I needed to write some stories without overthinking them.… Read more →

New Short Story

It’s been a long time since I last posted anything. I don’t have any excuses, just an explanation: life. Starting my own business turned out to be more time-consuming than I anticipated and writing had to come second to getting things off the ground. It’s not that I haven’t been writing, it’s just that the writing has been relegated to… Read more →

The Path in the forest

I was recently asked to write a story for a Christmas event. A story I would have to read aloud. Seeing as I am in a bit of a writing slump, the idea terrified me. Not only was the brief very specific but I would have my reading audience right there to give me feedback instantly – every introvert writer’s… Read more →

The Grand Voyage of Alida

Ivy scanned the contents page of Master Torbolt’s book. The titles were interesting enough: The Ridiculous Venture of Myster Han, The Four High Hopes of Finckle Major, A Pompous Wind. She pulled the blankets well over her legs and leaned back against her high pile of pillows. Master Borinvere had said that The Grand Voyage of Alida was his favourite so she would start… Read more →

Celebrating short stories

Tomorrow (21 June) is the shortest day of the year and so, Short Story Day Africa is celebrating the short story form! *cue fireworks and general merriment* When I began writing, I never considered the idea of writing short stories – why would I? I wanted to be ‘a writer’ and in my naive head that meant novels. Then I… Read more →

When the hard work pays off

I know I haven’t posted anything in ages but there’s a good reason for it: I was waiting for some good news. I’m not a very good multi-tasker, and so with my mind constantly consumed with this coming news, I struggled to do anything else productive (just ask my family). The good news is… I won the Fantasy writing competition… Read more →