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MARELIZE ROETS

STORYTELLER

I am a fiction author and screenwriter who focuses on literary fiction, psychological horror, and realism. I aim to embrace the true challenge of bringing about real, psychological fear to an audience that is persistently more and more numb to its tactics.

 
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RECENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS

I am stubbornly curious and always strive to attain as much knowledge as I possibly can. I struggle to sit still for more than two minutes, so I keep busy with an assortment of endeavors. These are a few of my more recent and upcoming projects. Get in touch with me for more information!

May 2021

Ghost Parachute's anthology showcases the best 105 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.

[UN]SHELTERED, BUFFALO8, EAGLE EYE ENTERTAINMENT AND REEL PRODUCTIONS

Forthcoming 2021

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.

"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.

July 2020

Working Title: A Literary Arts Podcast, is a literary citizenship project founded by the Fall 2019 cohort candidates in the MFA: Creative Writing program at the University of Central Florida. 

  

Our bi-weekly episodes feature in-studio readings from the UCF literary community, interviews and readings from published faculty and students, seasonal readings of original creative work, craft round-tables, and special events such as public readings and conference reports. 

Working Title: A Literary Arts Podcast is an independent project produced with the support of the University of Central Florida MFA in Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the College of Arts and Humanities.

"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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"What scares me is what scares you. We're all afraid of the same things. That's why horror is such a powerful genre. All you have to do is ask yourself what frightens you and you'll know what frightens me."

John Carpenter