BetaThanPaper Productions presents a collection of four short stories by South African authors:
Poetic Fairyland - Come along with Lulu on a magical journey to Poetic Fairyland. Help out in a hair salon, watch a modelling show, sample the best Clivia Cake in the land and even meet the three fairy queens! A delightful tale for all the little princesses out there.
Shelter - An account of a young boy growing up in a working class area in Pietermaritzburg in the late 1960s. The story is rich with evocative memories of people, places, and quirky events. At times funny, at other times poignant, the story has the detailed texture of a memory: full of the smells and the sounds of the past.
A Small Life - A starkly written tale of a young girl living in a small isolated community somewhere in the Karoo. Her father is a labourer on a sheep farm, and she and her three sisters work from dawn to dusk - either on the farm or at home - to stay alive. But where is their mother? And what are all those secrets that their father keeps under lock and key in his bedroom? The story is arid and stark as the Karoo. And just as remorseless in its exacting of vengeance.
If Not For Honour - Times were tough during the middle ages. The war had finally ended though and people were starting to rebuild their lives as best way they could. One horse breeding farm on the outskirts of the kingdom had a particularly difficult time during the war. The betrayal of their workers had left them broken and desperate and the aid they gained from the regional Earl, left them with a debt they could not repay. Their only daughter felt that it was her duty to do what she could to save the farm. So she left to find work closer to the inner towns. Unfortunately, she did not make it to her destination. Instead, she found herself fighting for her life. Determination, honour, admiration and a growing love. This is the journey of a woman who has struggled her entire life - to ... Download and start listening now!