Dim Mirrors is a collection of 39 flash fiction stories that open windows into secondary 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”.
Carin Marais is a South African writer of fantasy and speculative fiction. Her work makes liberal use of mythology and folklore and ranges from comical tales to more serious and bittersweet fiction. Carin’s work has appeared in, amongst others, Every Day Fiction, Speculative Grammarian, and, most recently, in Jozi Flash, an anthology of flash fiction by a group of writers from Johannesburg. She is currently working on her first novel.