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Jozi Flash 2017* Blog Tour

August 2, 2018

Authors and Artist

Ten talented authors and one gifted artist joined forces to create an anthology of flash fiction stories that embody the multicultural melting pot that is South Africa.

For more info on the individual authors, take a look at their author pages here:

Blurb provided by Publisher:

**It’s not quite the Gummi Bears, but it certainly bounces around a lot.

Jozi Flash 2017 combines the talents of ten brilliant authors with one gifted artist, to bring you a collection of 80 flash fiction stories across eight different genres.

From a children’s story about the folly of summoning dragons, to the horrors held in deliciously treacherous ice cream, the authors take you on journeys that weave fantasy and folklore together alongside practical detectives and everyday tragedy.

With stunning artwork prompts by Nico Venter, these South African authors have created an anthology that will leave you breathless.**

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Firstly, a big thank-you to Rachel Poli for asking me to be a part of this tour.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this collection of short stories. Admittedly, not every story was my cup of tea but that's simply because I don't tend to gravitate towards genres like Romance or Comedy. Without question I found the biggest surprise to be how much I enjoyed the Crime short stories! I can't count how many times I've said to people that I'm just not a fan of Crime/Thriller novels...turns out I actually am.

What I enjoyed most about this was the ease with which I could read a few stories on my commute to work, on my break or whenever I had a spare few minutes. I was excited to see what each author did with the two prompts, another aspect I thought was brilliant. For every genre there was both a photographic prompt which was included in the book and a sentence. Some included the sentence directly but others used it as inspiration. There were so many wonderful stories. I adored the children's stories because who doesn't love stories about dragons?

Overall this was a lovely collection of stories and I had a great time working my way through them!


Name: Jozi Flash 2017*

Author(s): Multiple

Publisher: Chasing Dreams Publishing


Rating: 4/5

Have you read Jozi Flash 2017?

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

International Giveaway

Win free copies of eBooks by three Jozi Flash 2017 authors:

Beneath the Wax by Nthato Morakabi

1723: Constantine Bourgeois is a man of many secrets. Artisan by day, killer by night, he turns his victims into wax figures for his shop.

2045: Richard Baines works for the renowned Anthony Garfield Historical Museum. His mundane existence is a stark counterpoint to his fascination with serial killers and science fiction.

Constantine’s nightmares drive him to undertake a journey to uncover a long-forgotten secret. Richard’s research uncovers a company secret and the mystery of Madame Bourgeois.

Two men, two timelines, and truths that will only be revealed when they look Beneath the Wax


Dim Mirrors by Carin Marais

Dim Mirrors is a collection of 39 flash fiction stories that open windows into worlds of fantasy and nightmare. Interwoven with images from mythology and folklore are the themes of love, loss, and memory. The comical “Not According to Plan” leads to more serious and introspective works like “Blue Ribbons” and “The Destroyer of Worlds”, while mythology and folkloric elements come together in stories like “The Souls of Trees” and “Ariadne’s Freedom”.


Sketches by Nicolette Stephens

Like art sketches, flash fiction stories are fleeting moments captured in a few hundred words.

In a world without men, the first boy child is welcomed as the saviour of his race; a cuckoo clock holds death and destruction in its beautifully carved figures; and a snowman holds a silent vigil of peace during war.

In this collection of 50 stories, illustrated with her artwork, the author delves into worlds of imagination and reality inspired by words and drawings.


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  • Reply
    Rachel Poli
    August 2, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Thanks so much for participating and for the lovely review! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      August 3, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Thank-you for asking me to!

      Katie x

  • Reply
    Nicolette Stephens
    August 3, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Hi Katie,

    Thanks so much for taking part in our blog tour! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. 🙂


    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      August 3, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      Thank-you so much for asking me to!

      Katie x

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