Carine Engelbrecht


Born of a South African father and a Dutch-Frisian mother, Carine Engelbrecht now resides in the shadow of the Mountain of the Wind. She likes stories, coffee, horses, cats, fairies, art, music, angels, forests, unexplained mysteries, history (especially when it has horses in), people (in small increments - especially when they bring her stories, coffee or both), ghosts and the full moon at midnight.

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Six Flashes of Parchment
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Six Flashes of Parchment is a collection of horror-themed short-shorts. Find out what happens when crime and punishment meets reality TV, when zombies become prized museum exhibits, when you try to con the devil out of his due and when you stray into a marketplace for the damned.
The Art of Waking Up
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,570. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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.
Eye Soup
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
No one knows what the wizard Fathar is really up to, but one day, his apprentice, Mole emerges with an unbelievable message...
Secret (A Collection of Nine Poems)
Price: Free! Words: 690. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short collection of nine poems, written over the past few years.
The Muse
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
As a composer works on his latest melody, a mysterious woman appears in his music room. Who is she? What is she? And where did she come from?

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  • A Cheerful Smoke for the Dead on Jan. 31, 2012

    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.
  • Keeping Your Soul Work Alive: A Meditation on Writing and Self-Publishing on Sep. 06, 2013

    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.
  • The Monkey Minute: Free Your Mind a Minute At a Time on March 26, 2014

    This book really helped me to gain perspective and peace in so many ways, through effective strategies that help induce calm and tranquility amidst a sea of outer turmoil.
  • The Sim Diary on April 23, 2014

    How does a simulated virtual game existence compare to real life? David Bond presents a few unexpected and thought-provoking conclusions. Definitely worth a read.
  • My Brother Tom on Sep. 22, 2014

    Set in the future, this story raises thought-provoking questions about the nature of identity and family relations.
  • Manhunt How Long Can You Run on March 13, 2015

    Entertaining and well- realized.
  • Winging It!: Confessions of an Angel in Training on Jan. 10, 2016

    As a well-meaning, but somewhat impulsive angel in training, Grace Lightbourne is super-impatient to earn her wings. With her first mission on earth, she discovers that she still has a lot to learn about earth in general and human beings in particular. Winging it: Confessions of an Angel in Training is light, humorous entertainment.
  • The Legacy Left Behind on March 14, 2017

    Reading this made me cry (again). An emotionally thought-provoking story about connections and healing.