Carine Engelbrecht


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.

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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: 710. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A short collection of nine poems, written over the past few years.
The Day the Sun set on Anthony Grunmeister
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
As comic book creator Anthony Grunmeister plans the comeback of his career, the villain shaped by his inks has an agenda of his own.
The Muse
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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.
  • The Little Fish That Got Into Trouble on July 02, 2012

    What a well-told story. Beautiful pictures too. I look forward to your next story!!!
  • 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.
  • Hunting Elvis Presley For Fun and Profit on April 26, 2014

    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.
  • A Is For Africa on Aug. 02, 2014

    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.
  • 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.