Category Archives: Stories

Six pack on a Saturday

A colleague recently told me she reads my blog because it’s “entertaining” and “cheaper” than a well-known South African magazine.  

Needless to say, I took it as a compliment. Also, I now feel fairly obliged to keep providing the reading material – which is not a problem. I love writing.

Herewith a story I wrote in 2014.

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Die Rooi Onderbroek

Hier is ‘n storie wat ek minstens ‘n dekade gelede geskryf het. Ek plaas dit nou vir ingeval Jan dalk weer laatnag wakker is.

Die Rooi Onderbroek


Dit was ’n snikhete warm Karoodag … die dag van die rooi onderbroek.  Die hittegolwe het soos ’n drukkende teenwoordigheid op die Karoovlaktes gerus. Die doodse stilte van warm en windlose Karoodae wat stadsmense nie ken nie, het in die atmosfeer oorheers.

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Invigilation Stories 101 of 2016

Invigilation Stories 101 of 2016

There are many stranger than fiction stories in teaching of which every word is true.

However, thrice a year teachers have to do something called exam invigilation and during these sessions it is alarmingly easy to become delusional. (OK, I cannot speak for everyone, but I have an active imagination and a few other flaws, so invigilation brings out the wack in me.)

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J-Bay Open shark on bail

The NSRI has confirmed that the shark allegedly involved in the attempted attack on surfer Mick Fanning at the J-Bay Open was out on bail.

NSRI spokesman Lambi Craigon said the shark has previously been charged with disturbing surfers and trespassing into shallow waters.

Meanwhile Greenpeace has filed charges against Fanning at the United Nations. Fanning is accused of assaulting a shark with the intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The Jeffreys Bay municipality has launched a commission of enquiry to investigate the development of “deep sea” entertainment after shark experts have claimed the shark was “simply curious”. The options under consideration are deep sea toys for sharks,  information brochures about surfing and information signs to remind sharks to eat only fish.