May 2021

Extract: Limerence by Vincent Pienaar

This entry was posted on 28 May 2021.

Warm-hearted and funny, Limerence  is a tale guaranteed to lift the spirits of even the sourest of exes.


“NOT FOR CLARISSA THE PADDING AROUND THE HOUSE IN SLIPPERS, dressing gown and kopdoek, chasing down some elusive creative thought before it slith­ered into the shadows. She wasn’t one for the anxious cups of too-strong coffee, followed by frantic clacking at a keyboard.

Extract: Tannie Maria and the Satanic Mechanic by Sally Andrew

This entry was posted on 18 May 2021.

“THE NEXT MORNING, Jessie and I worked at our desks while Hattie was at the bank. I was getting through my pile of letters.


Dear Tannie Maria,

My boyfriend wants to have sex with me, but I don’t know if I’m ready. I am seventeen, and I really smaak him. It’s just that emotionally I don’t think I’m ready. But I am scared he will leave me if I don’t.

What should I do?


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