The best in African short fiction from across the continent brought to you by the International Society of Literary Fellows in conjunction with the International Research Council on African Literature and Culture. Edited by Chin Ce.
Virtual Love by Charmaine Pauls
A gifted but dysfunctional teenager indulges in digital escapism when he creates a cyber personality of the boy he dreams to be. This is the story of the web he spins around himself and the reality to where it takes him.
The Book Club by Charmaine Pauls
A group of South African women from diverse socio-economic backgrounds are brought together by a book club. Conflicting moral opinions regarding a sexual liaison of one of their members cast the spotlight on their inability to embrace each other’s differences. The underlying tension reflects a crisscrossed spectrum of dysfunctional relationships in which choice becomes the pivot point.
Satin Romance presents its first wedding themed compilation of short stories. Propose to Me is an anthology of seven quirky, fantastical, and emotional marriage proposals.
Artificial Tears by Charmaine Pauls
Lourdes faces the split image of the man she is trying to forget when she walks into her new optometrist’s office.
The Severest Inks Shorts collects eight stories from some of the boldest new writers on the scene today. Melding unflinching themes with innovative narratives, these works confront the rawest elements of the human condition through the potent short story form.
This anthology comes loaded with bonus material, including commentaries, special monochrome editions of original cover art and transcripts.
The fear of being alone and lost. The nerves that come with starting over. Strange visitors. The sense that something, somehow, is off.
Plan to shiver. But not from the cold.
Sit back and enjoy tales from ten very talented authors: A.A. Schenna, Barbara Weitzner, Charmaine Pauls, Cynthia Ley, E.B. Sullivan, K.C. Sprayberry, Margaret Egrot, Penny Estelle, S Cu’Anam Policar, and Silvia Villalobos.
Twenty writers from 4 countries got together for a short story challenge and wrote this anthology in 36 hours.
The Day Before by Charmaine Pauls
Zilke Gotenbach discovers who her fiancé really is a day before the wedding.
Eight poignant, romantic and quirky holiday stories to enjoy for the holiday, including, The Three Gifts of Christmas by Nell Duvall, A Miracle for Christmas by Charmaine Pauls, Deck the Stalls by Shannon Kennedy, Merry Christmas, India Stone by Megan Hussey and Linda White-Francis, The Feast of Yule by Leslie D. Soule, An American Noel by Marianna Boncek, Secret Santa by Terry Barr, Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne.
11 Short winter love stories
The Ice Hotel Wedding Test by Charmaine Pauls
Jess and Derrick have been together for twelve years. When Jess finally gives Derrick an ultimatum, tie the knot or set her free, he proposes a bizarre test to decide their destiny.
Two historical short stories for the holiday season
The Grayton Family Christmas Supper Contest by Charmaine Pauls
Nobody truly knows what happened the Christmas of 1910 in the small town of Grayton, South Africa. What is for sure, is that people until today still talk about the scandalous event that grew into one of the country’s biggest annual food festivals.
How should you respond when your neighbors aren’t quite what they seem? How far must you travel to escape the pull of your heart? How much of a barrier does the “digital divide” really present—or, for that matter, the line between life and death? What chaos results when the aggrieved turn the tables?
This carefully curated collection of thought-provoking short fiction includes works by Kesia Alexandra, Jessica Ann Booth, Jean Davis, Chris Galford, Lilith A. Heart, Melanie Meyer, Phyllis H. Moore, Louis Nevaer, Charmaine Pauls, Erika D. Price, Naomi Brett Rourke, Sommer Schafer, Jay T. Seate and Jacqueline Seewald.
Brewed Awakenings 2 features several works presenting content most appropriate for adult audiences.