New writing

Fiction and prose by established and emerging authors. Send your poetry or fiction to Chris Brunette at litnetskryfwerk@gmail.com to be considered for publication on LitNet.

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The Exploding Trousers – Part I

Richard Jurgens 2011-11-02 “There we are, then,” Sandy said, standing back to examine his handiwork.

Hilton Ellis had been making an attempt to learn his lines, and he hadn’t noticed the transformation that had been taking place in the mirror under the make-up guy’s subtly flitting fingers. He looked up to find Adolf Dorkman, Mombasa pirate, scourge of the East coast and greasy B-movie sub-plot bad guy, staring bellicosely back at him.

Melville Poetry Festival

Adriaan Coetzee 2011-10-20

Learning about Rhyming Couplets

Simon Verster Du Toit-Kombuis 2011-10-13

Book extract: Bad Sex (2)

Leon de Kock 2011-10-11 It was then that I awakened to the fact that Sabina wouldn’t put up with my “poor attitude”.’

‘Right, as you pointed out just now,’ says Anna.

A Tale to Tell

Gail Dendy 2011-10-06

The duvet

Gail Dendy 2011-09-02 The duvet has the brown stain
of cat’s paw, of general outside spaces
brought inside along with a dead bird, perhaps,

Jazz song

Sarah Frost, Sarah Frost 2011-09-02 Jazz song The saxophone segues into a room simmering with strangers: its notes are bricks, constructing shelter. Leaning into a bench corner he swallows down a melancholy beer, lets his eye slide from under his worn checked cap. His gaze elides ...

Lebohang Nova Masango’s "To Do List for Africa"

LitNet 2011-09-01 The Word n Sound Bassline Series showcases a hand picked spectrum of word and sound creativity currently pushing the bar and going against the grain within the South African music and creative scene.

First chapter: Bitter Pill

Peter Church 2011-08-23 Bitter Pill Author: Peter Church ISBN: 9781920137359 Price: R165.95 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. The Pick-up Ten to ten in the Mother City, and the bars on the Claremont strip are a blur of action, booming ...

First chapter: Bitter Pill

Peter Church 2011-08-23 Bitter Pill Author: Peter Church ISBN: 9781920137359 Price: R165.95 Click here to buy a copy from Kalahari.net. The Pick-up Ten to ten in the Mother City, and the bars on the Claremont strip are a blur of action, booming ...

Wear red, play dead

Arja Salafranca 2011-08-16 Wear red, play deadThe invite said: Wear red, play dead, Put your head in a gilded cage. Come as your favourite rock star. Wear black, change your name, Buy a dress made of safety pins. Come as your favourite Disney character. ...

Wear red, play dead

Arja Salafranca 2011-08-16 Wear red, play deadThe invite said: Wear red, play dead, Put your head in a gilded cage. Come as your favourite rock star. Wear black, change your name, Buy a dress made of safety pins. Come as your favourite Disney character. ...

An apple in Munich

Arja Salafranca 2011-08-11 An apple in Munich

I think a red apple won’t be good enough.
A red apple plucked from a bowl on a luxury
river cruise liner, carried in my bag for two days.  

An apple in Munich

Arja Salafranca 2011-08-11 An apple in Munich

I think a red apple won’t be good enough.
A red apple plucked from a bowl on a luxury
river cruise liner, carried in my bag for two days.  

Song of the JuJu man

2011-07-14 Song of the JuJu man The pale thieves, the pale murderers They must go The pale ones must leave They must take everything they brought with them Roll up the roads and the telephone wires Coil up the cables of our knowledge The ...

Song of the JuJu man

2011-07-14 Song of the JuJu man The pale thieves, the pale murderers They must go The pale ones must leave They must take everything they brought with them Roll up the roads and the telephone wires Coil up the cables of our knowledge The ...

James Whyle: Rules of thumb for prospective short story writers

2011-07-13 Write. Write daily. It doesn't matter what it is, but try always to have at least one biggish project at some stage of evolution at all times.

James Whyle: Rules of thumb for prospective short story writers

2011-07-13 Write. Write daily. It doesn't matter what it is, but try always to have at least one biggish project at some stage of evolution at all times.

"Watched/watching" Reimagined: Gerhard van Wyk

Gary Cummiskey 2011-07-05 Click here to read the poem. Click here for more information about this project.

"Watched/watching" Reimagined: Gerhard van Wyk

Gary Cummiskey 2011-07-05 Click here to read the poem. Click here for more information about this project.
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