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

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Alien - by Lillian Morpork

I stood in the field and looked at the sky,
And saw a glowing ball flash by,
A streak of light that caught my eye -
A flaming meteor.

But no, a meteor never turned ‘round,
Or hovered high, to search the ground!
Nor ever made that powerful sound.
‘Twas not a meteor.

Then down it came, but not too near,
And the ground below turned brown and sere,
And the roar of the engine hurt my ear.
In the side I saw a door.

The door slid open, a ramp dropped out,
And in my mind I let out a shout.
At last I knew what it was all about!
It had never happened before.

A figure appeared, then down he came,
And touched his chest, and said a name
I couldn’t pronounce, but I did the same,
And told him “Eleanor.”

He showed me a box and soon I knew.
With it and my help just what he’d do.
He’d be able to talk to me, and you,
And build a good rapport.

And in a few months he helped us so,
That we were able to also go
Soaring out to the stars, you know.
Our Galaxy to explore.

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