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MARELIZE ROETS

STORYTELLER

I am a storyteller with a strong interest in projects that require both creative and innovative thinking. I am fully committed to writing, teaching, editing, and creating compelling and thought-provoking narratives. I am always eager to learn more tricks of the trade from others, regardless of the industry they work in.

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RECENT PROJECTS

I am stubbornly curious and always strive to attain as much knowledge as I possibly can to hone in my writing skills. These are a few of my most recent projects. Get in touch with me for more information!

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APPLY TODAY! THE KEROUAC PROJECT OF ORLANDO WRITERS RESIDENCY

Applications for the 2024-2025 residencies will begin on February 1, 2023, and all applications/submissions are due by April 11, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Writers, lend me your ears; The Kerouac Project of Orlando is re-opening its writers residency after taking a hiatus.

Six residents will be accepted for individual stays per year.

Each residency includes a seven-week stay (rent and utility free), to focus on your writing, in the historic house where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel, “The Dharma Bums.”

Residents will also receive a stipend.

Visit our Submittable page and send us your best work! 

"TABLE," FESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, PARIS PLAY FILM FESTIVAL, AND TOP SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

December 2022

My short script, "Table," was selected as a category winner (Best Short Script/Screenplay) by Festigious International Film Festival (December 2022), Paris Play Film Festival (June 2022), and Top Shorts Film Festival (May 2022).

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UNSHELTERED, BUFFALO 8, EAGLE EYE ENTERTAINMENT, AND REEL PRODUCTIONS

Available on Amazon, Apple TV, iTunes, Google Play, Tubi, and Vudu

Logline: In 2017, five college students set out to escape the path of mother nature. When things take a turn, they have to seek shelter... and are never seen alive again.

Available for purchase at all major retailers

Ghost Parachute's anthology showcases 105 of the best flash fiction stories that are unapologetically bold. Readers will lose themselves in fresh and vibrant imagery. Read what you’ve always known but were too afraid to say. Read stories unlike any other story you’ve read before.


It’s easy to view the world in black and white, so Ghost Parachute paints a streak of gray. Great stories don’t ride the popular, easy narrative, and great characters are often impossible to love yet we love them anyway. We unleash the spider behind the rose and dance in the surreal.

Copies are available to order online.

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"ONE IN THREE," FISHFOOD MAGAZINE

August 2020

"One in three women globally experience violence." - World Health Organization (2021)

This flash fiction story explores how a woman is exploited for money by a stalker from her past.

"THE WAR OF SOCKS," BENDING GENRES

June 2020

This flash fiction story depicts a half-South African, half-Russian family as they struggle to solve the mystery of missing socks.

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"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly."

Franz Kafka

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