Plotlines, Outlines, Godplay

I Feel You

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: Fiction|

Here’s an odd little story I submitted to a local literary magazine for their ‘Siblings’ issue.

It didn’t make it through to selection, and […]

Fiction Friday: Three Tellings

By |October 16th, 2015|Categories: Fiction|

While editing older writings, I came across this narrative exercise from my MA coursework. For this assignment we had to take a scenario/vignette and write […]

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Writing News: 36 Hours [20 writers, 4 countries, 1 anthology]

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Fiction|

My short story, The Sin-Eater, has been selected to appear in 36 Hours: 36 hours, 20 writers, 1 anthology.

(Fiction) Words for Wednesday: What we did to Sara

By |March 25th, 2015|Categories: Fiction|Tags: |

I wrote this opening with the grand plan of developing the story through the manic mechanism of NaNoWriMo. But as I’ve come to expect every single year, I start out fizzy and end up flat. I don’t see these characters living beyond the few lines I’ve put down here. Enjoy, as you can, their brief mortality.

Fiction: Moon Sonnet (A Short Story)

By |August 5th, 2014|Categories: Fiction|

I submitted this short story for Short Story Day Africa 2014. This year's theme was Terra Incognita. Though I do read in the genre, writing speculative fiction is indeed unknown ground for me. My story didn't make the longlist so I thought I would share it with you here.

Writing News: Writivism Short List and poems for Pen Powered Mic 1

By |June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Fiction, Poetry|

The writing life is rough. Gritty as sandpaper against the skin of all four of your cheeks. Some people talk of bleeding onto pages, they’re not […]

Writivism 2014 Flash Fiction: No Juju That Strong

By |May 26th, 2014|Categories: Fiction|

She sways and spins, her position held by hips as broad as a baobab. The feather-duster in her hand sheds ostrich plumes. They rain down hope on the woman kneeling before her. Mama Eve raises feet clad in green plastic mock-crocs. She stamps on a heap of cowrie shells, filling the room with brittle crackling.

The Fare [shortlisted- African Writing Prize for Flash Fiction 2011]

By |April 11th, 2012|Categories: Fiction|Tags: , |

[shortlisted- African Writing Prize for Flash Fiction 2011]

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Home Invasion

By |March 29th, 2012|Categories: Fiction|Tags: , |

We were introduced to the Black Box writing technique by supervisors Silke Heiss and Paul Mason in an MA seminar that dealt with conceiving the bones and sinews of a story.
Elements are chosen randomly from five categories; character, situation/incident, place/setting, time and theme.
These selections are then used to develop the framework upon which the narrative hangs.
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