Max stared at the bonfire. The orange and reds danced in front of her eyes. The general rumble of voices could be heard all around her. The famous Biddenden Blaze was in full swing. Children laughed, stall holders shouted. Max stood alone with her thoughts staring into the fire. Five years ago, to the day, … Continue reading Biddenden Blaze – Flash Fiction
Many authors say email lists are essential to promote their writing, I disagree. There was a large number of writers on Medium, promoting the use of email subscriptions. I tried to start two separate email subscription lists and failed both times. I say failed I got 5 subscribers. I devoured all the posts on how … Continue reading Why I Build a Writing Community Not an Email List
I love writing twisted tales. As I look back on my writing I notice the common theme throughout my short stories is a twist at the end. Where did this love for twisted tales come from? First from Roald Dahl’s adult collection of short stories. I loved reading his Tales of the Unexpected. One that … Continue reading My Inspiration Today, Comes From My Haunted Childhood.
Memoirs of a play-white is a beautifully crafted historical autobiography. Growing up in South Africa during Apartheid, Louiesa deals with her life as a 'play-white.' This amazing story details the life of Louiesa from before birth onwards. The autobiography is written in the third person. There are many times you have to remind yourself that … Continue reading Memoirs of a Play-White – Helene Louiesa Mynhardt
The four siblings crowded into the small office of their father’s attorney. None of them looked at each other, each despised the other one. They had collected to see which of the four of them would inherit from their dead millionaire father. Jacob Knotts, their father’s oldest friend and attorney shuffled into the office. Seeing … Continue reading The Last Will & Testament of Marcus Thomas – Short Story
Writing lessons all authors should remember. I am an avid reader. No surprise there I have written many articles on reading. I also edit my own book review publication on Medium. Throughout my reading career, I have had many favourite authors. The ones that have fallen out of favour, I mean no disrespect to. It may … Continue reading 5 Writing Lessons From Authors Who Have Disappointed Me