My Holiday Shorts


Featuring stories by Ilze Hugo, Lebogang Tlou, Liam Kruger, Megan Ross, Zimkhitha Sulelo, Boipelo Maetla, Catherine Shepherd, Sasha Ross, Chinenye Emezie-Egwuonwu and Ginny Swart.


This book was made to fit into your holiday plans.

Its purpose is to entertain you, make you sigh longingly or laugh out loud. Award winning short story writer, Lorrie Moore says, “A short story is a love affair; a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.”

And these are short short stories. Little love affairs, short intervals that may be startling, romantic, full of whimsy, steamy encounters and sweet acts of love. All fitting into your pocket.

The eleven South African writers featured in these pages excite me. Some of them are more experienced than others but all of them show a spark – a keen sense of observation, a sharp humour, a charm and a wicked way with words.


A collection of South African short short stories.

“These are short short stories. Bits of experiences meant to fit into your holidays, your real life adventure. Little love affairs, short intervals that are slightly scary, romantic, full of whimsy. Steamy escapes and sweet acts of love.”