My name is Carine Engelbrecht. My writing is the playground where my imagination uses words as toys and ideas as pigment. It includes fantasy (in various shades), horror, SF and sometimes even branches out into other directions. Don't assume that every story will fit the same mould or recipe. They won't. Thanks for stopping by on my page.
So you think you live in a universe that has no surprises for you? That reality always behaves the way it should? Let's poke a few holes in that. Find out more about the secret dreams of ants, the thoughts of trees and the unlikely skeletons in a certain high school teacher's closet. This collection of fantasy and dark fantasy stories explores some of the hidden dimensions of the world we live in.
Worried about the souls of his deceased parents, Nathaiu seems an easy mark for a trickster-like trader in arcane incense. When he follows the accompanying instructions to the letter, however, he finds the results are not quite what he had anticipated. There are layers within layers, when one deals with those from worlds beyond this one. Told with emotional authenticity and absorbing detail, the story succeeds in drawing you in within the space of a mere ten pages and the conclusion will stay with you a good while after reading the last word. This is definitely a recommended read for anyone who enjoys tales of fantasy and magic.
As I was reading this discourse, I found myself wondering whether it would be the height of mischief to review a piece writing that deals with how to handle criticism. That alone made me smile. Ultimately, though, this is a valid piece on exploring the true inner motives of anyone seeking to express him/herself through writing and provides a much needed perspective when the numbers don't quite match your expectations. A thought-provoking read.
I never knew I wanted to take up Elvis hunting as a hobby, but with this booklet, Nigel G. Mitchell sort of convinced me of the hidden joys. A well-written guide, which I can recommend to anyone with a little reading time to spare.
An entertaining collection of random facts about the African continent. Among the topics you will find out more about a controversial cash crop, a special breed of superdog originating from Africa and a flightless bird capable of beating an Olympian medalist in its stride. Just the thing for a rainy weekend.