New writing

Fiction and prose by established and emerging authors. Send your poetry or fiction to Chris Brunette at [email protected] to be considered for publication on LitNet.

Please note that work previously published in print or on any online media platform will not be considered for selection.

 

Kommadagga short story: Twee vuilpoppe

Sandile Ntuli New writing 2020-12-02

"I am your son, and we are alike in so many ways. Yes, I like boys, but only to play with. But girls, girls I love. Only girls."

LAW FOR ALL's Top 10: "Exit" by Maretha Maartens

Maretha Maartens New writing 2020-11-20

"Twenty-nine minutes before her exit, Heaven-Leigh wanted something to eat – vetkoek with golden syrup. No, not an apple. Vetkoek with syrup ..."

Along came the wind

Morné du Preez New writing 2020-11-16

"Thus the dead speak swift as the wind?
The chiming tunes, 
The thumbing thunder that rolls, 
smashing the hills in moments of grace."

Circles in the sand 

Annemien Bauermeister New writing 2020-10-19

"Where do you come from, little one 
from the soil that births stone and cement 
endlessly perfect control 
souls searching for meaning."

Candles

Jemima Meyer New writing 2020-10-14

"Thick candles enjoy the heat. Though their glow melts 
those next to them, wax drips and widens
their feet – their foundations grow." 

Night in Corona City

Elana Bregin New writing 2020-10-08

"In the beginning, we obeyed whatever they said. Everything we heard about this unknown virus was terrifying. How unstoppable it was. How it could leap from person to person like contagious lightning. How slim the chances were of surviving it. How horrible the death that resulted. The human race had no immunity ..."

LAW FOR ALL’s Top 10: "Breath of law" by Inga Ntantala

Inga Ntantala New writing 2020-10-06

"In this world, each person is protected by an armour of rights, and all who infringe shall face the smite of justice for their transgression."

#inittogether

Ryk Brink New writing 2020-09-08

"The days, bursting with purpose, 
now linger 
between the hours 
of empty sunrises" 

Mma Africa

Annemien Bauermeister Poësie 2020-09-03

"Jy hoort by ’n wêreldkongres –
hervormer, strateeg, raadgewer, planmaker, volharder."

Every day I learnt new words

Henali Kuit New writing 2020-08-27

"I buried my secrets in the ground
getting dirtier"

Somebody else

Anthony Stockwell New writing 2020-08-27

"When we met, I was someone, we both never knew"

You are never to kill a snake

Henali Kuit New writing 2020-08-27

"Retreat, slowly, without turning around,
over the field, past the dam, past the baby cow crying in its pen"

Bible story

Ferdi Wheeler New writing 2020-08-14

"Now, my Prince, I can hear your chariots
thundering towards the once sublime city
you left behind, and I tremble, my Prince"

LAW FOR ALL’s Top 10: "When justice meant the world had to stop, so Ayanda could dream" by Sumayya Mohamed

Saaleha Bhamjee New writing 2020-08-14

"And the people came together to lift South Africa up again. To love her again, appreciate her beauty and appreciate that they themselves were enough."

LAW FOR ALL’s Top 10: "Brave" by Monnica Rampine

Monicca Rampine New writing 2020-08-06

"I hope you forgive me, Ma. I thought this was the only way to make the pain go away."

LAW FOR ALL’s Top 10: "Say something" by Harry Owen

Harry Owen New writing 2020-07-30

"about Syria
Libya, Afghanistan
say something about Nairobi"

Before I sleep

Louise Viljoen (JBay) New writing 2020-07-27

"In ancient tongue they celebrated,
whispering charming syllables"

LAW FOR ALL’s Top 10: "Nqo" by Siyabulela Javu

Siyabulela Nosiphiwo Javu New writing 2020-07-22

"Nqo-nqo-nqo
Is anybody home?
I have been walking for 26 years"

Storm within

Anthony Stockwell New writing 2020-07-08

"Release the cables wound around
Your lungs so tight that not a sound
Of truly you can squeeze it through
To open up for all to view"

Tercet for Kieva

Ferdi Wheeler New writing 2020-07-06

"at a delicate and fragile eighty
she still wears mascara
lavender and lace"

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