Dead End Chapter One

The Fight (Dead End 1)

JP cleaned the bar over and over again that evening. It wasn’t that dirty, to be honest. But it was a good excuse to keep his eye on the stranger in the corner. The man was their only client, even though it was the summer holidays, high season for mountain tourism. Ever since Dad died, the Obertass’ flow of clients had slowly been shrinking. It might also be since Tendos rolled into town, but JP didn’t want to think about that tonight. Since Mom wasn’t there to whack him upside the head for gawking at a client, he stared and […]

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Character interview – Antoine de Villiers

It’s time for a character interview again, friends! *does a celebratory war dance* De Villiers is the main character in my new novella, Dead End. God willing, I’ll be posting the first chapter next week. Fun times! Who’s de Villiers? As stated above, Antoine de Villiers is the main character in Dead End. There are two things one notices about him right away: his height and his eyes. He is an extremely short guy. As in knee-high to a grasshopper levels of short. His eyes are an extraordinary rich shade of green, and they are excellent for glaring people into […]

What’s up, 2018!

Happy New Year, friends! I pray that 2018 will be a beautiful, challenging year filled with happiness for each and every one of you. On the first day of a new year, I always feel a little bit nervous…it feels like I’m holding a blank piece of paper and that it would be the simplest thing in the world to mess it up quite horribly. I sincerely hope that all of us will draw a pretty picture this year! Speaking about drawing… I started a bullet journal this year I’m sure all of your know what a bullet journal is, […]

October Wrap-Up

Happy Reformation Day, friends! Five hundred years ago today, a guy named Luther got busy with a hammer and started the Protestant Reformation. He challenged the heresy of the Roman Catholic church by nailing his ninety-five theses to the church door at Wittenberg. It was a small flame that kindled a huge fire. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives in the fight for religious freedom. Today we celebrate their sacrifice, and God’s abundant grace in strengthening and keeping them. Through His grace he preserved their teaching and heritage in such a way that even we, today, can say […]

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Character interview – Hannah Tucker

Good news! Giddy’s story, the one I’m writing for the World Record attempt, is finished at last! I still have to edit some small things, but other than that it’s ready to be submitted. Oh, and of course I still have to find a title as well. It’s time for a character interview again, and this time I had a chat with Hannah, Giddy’s ma. The interview Writer: Afternoon, Hannah! So nice to see you again. Hannah (with an elegant curtsey): Afternoon, Margaret! How’d you do? (notices the audience) Afternoon, folks. W: I’m fine thanks, how’re you?” H: I’m good […]

Character interview – Giddy Tucker

Who’s Giddy? Gideon Jonathan ‘Giddy’ Tucker is the narrator of the short story I’m writing for the Guinness World Record attempt. The interview Writer: Morning, Giddy! Say hello to the ladies and gentlemen. Giddy (removes his hat and smiles brightly): Mornin’, folks! Here are some cookies that Ma sent, miss Terblanche. W: Thanks, kid! So, Giddy, I told you that we’re having an interview today, right? G: Yes, ma’am. W: Are you ready? G: Of course, ma’am. Fire away! W: Alright, so first off, tell us a bit about yourself. How old are you? Where do you live? Do you […]