What are Ozlandish Writings?

From July 2010 to December 2014 we ran OZLAND PICTURE STORIES as described below. Sadly though the number of writers reduced over the years and we decided to call it a day. We leave these as a record of the good times we had.

Are "You" ready to challenge your writing skills? Then participate in our OZLAND Picture Stories writing series at The Ozland Art Gallery.

Each month a new picture will be picked, from our OZLAND Artist of the Month collection, with different themes. Your goal is to write a 500-1000 word... poem... essay... or story about the picture picked. This is a chance for you to challenge your writing skills each month. Story can be written in ANY genre... sci fi... romance... ghost... fantasy... fiction... non-fiction... biography... mystery... historical... whatever your writing genre... feel free to experiment. Send your writing inworld to Sven Pertelson as a notecard to have it included on the web site. We meet at the The Ozland Art Gallery each Wednesday at Noon and 6pm SLT to read the latest submissions on voice. More Information

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hot and Dry by 7Gems Bluebird

Hot and Dry by 7Gems Bluebird

Living in a house, in a land that's hot and dry, snow I have never seen.

I celebrate Christmas, with its stories of dancing snowmen and fat jolly men in sleds with flying reindeer. all these things so foreign to me. I have never built or seen a snowman or been in a sled pulled by anything, and yet here I am decorating my house and dreaming of these things here in this land of hot and dry.

“Jolly Christmas”, I greet the neighbours, and gifts I wrap for the kids. Some day, I think to myself,  I will go to some place that has this magical snow, but not this year and perhaps not even next year.

But my dreams continue and as the years pass my house continues to be decorated as if I really know what these snow things are. All these Christmas symbols that seem to stem from a white fluffy thing that to me is the stuff of fairy tales. Even though I am told through news and perhaps that one,well travelled, relative that  “Yes it really is true.”  and “No its not really that soft.”

 Wow!  To think of it. Some day, some day, I shall know it, in its reality...

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