Interview with Micelle Coetsee

Describe your desk
I make use of any and every spare moment of time that I have available to write, whether it is waiting at the dentist or in line at the post office. I am not limited to a specific work area, but I like to seek out spaces, places and people who inspire me. It is only when I get to the final stages of writing a piece that I would spend time at my work station which is situated right in the center of our cottage.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a series of short stories on urban farming and self-sustainable living; as well as a series of essay styled short stories about co-dependency in relationships.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Gratitude for the gift of life and my love for life itself is my driving force. The privilege to unfold each new day and to experience the wonder, the trouble or the challenge thereof; to seek out the infinite possibilities nestled therein, sets my mornings into motion.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My time are spent between writing, urban farming, consulting and experiencing life together with the man I love.
Published 2014-01-26.
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Books by This Author

Cataclysm
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Tempe's entrance into the small rural community sets off a series of momentous events that cause great upheaval and changes for all involved; lives are influenced and destinies changed. Will the town's people survive the impact of the storm that she had caused?
Red Lilies
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
The Tiger Lily became the embodiment of Donè’s abusive situation. Growing up and coping with her budding sexuality with parents who cannot cope, she chooses to have the lilies fragrance in the air during the moments she reaches for her solution.
Phantasm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Sometimes we find our only functionality in dysfunctional relationships. Who’s to say that they cannot be?
Failure
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Dam walls worldwide are under threat, what happens when one collapses? Who is affected? How many die? Who is responsible? This fictional story explores the preceding issues and the subsequent devastating results of one dam wall failure.
A Green Affair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Meeting the stranger whilst helping her son with his school project, Catherine is hooked. As the affair develops he takes over her life and nearly ruins it. From intrigue and torment, this obsessive affair leads Catherine to a lifestyle beyond her wildest dreams. The story provides food for thought and so much more; sustaining the belief that you should always have the courage of your convictions.