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

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Your Inspiration for Picture Stories June 2011

Please Note - The first Picture Story Event for June will be on 8th June,
this will give you time to write something and get it to Sven

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pyramids part 4 by Lillian Morpork

Pyramids part 4

It’s four months later, and we’ve visited the Antarctic and South American pyramids. Stew’s used the pictures and closely examined the communicators in both to work out a basic vocabulary. However, he can’t get either of the communicators working. We’ve traveled on, and at last, after a long and difficult climb, reached the hidden valley in the Himalayas. Since the location was only accessible for at most four weeks in a year, we were relieved when we arrived. We’d have most of the next year to see what we could discover.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Golden Amulet by Llola Lane

The Golden Amulet by Llola Lane

Leonie is a great artist... but THIS story is about her great relative far far back in Egyptian times...

HS- 103 by Sven Pertelson

Welcome, my friends. I know that officially this is labelled lecture HS103 'Hyperspace and beyond' , but it was the only way I could book the large lecture theatre and the virtual meeting space.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pyramids, part 3 by Lillian Morpork

“For the article, yes. But before we get into writing a book, I would like to go and see the pyramids. I may see things you wouldn’t, because you haven’t seen them all. For instance, in the Grand Gallery, the pictures painted on the walls – in the moon pyramid, they depicted what can only be pictures of a solar system, and the life on the inhabited worlds. But there was no clear depiction of the inhabitants. What did they look like? Were there pictures like that in any of your pyramids?”

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pyramids, part 2 by Lillian Morpork

I woke in the dark, to the sounds of voices and lights flashing around. Where was I and why was I in the dark, laying on a very hard surface? Then one of the lights came across the floor to my side and slanted up to show the face of Lieutenant Tony Wills. ‘Hi, Al! Did you have a good nap?’ he laughed, and held out his hand and helped me to my feet.

HS- 102 by Sven Pertelson

Welcome back, Gentlemen and Ladies, to HS102, the second and possibly final lecture in this first course on Hyperspace.

"The Portal" Part 2 by Trybil Timeless

"The Portal" Part 2 by Trybil Timeless

It all happened so fast. The tip of Sarah's finger touched the tablet. An instant later she was gone. Vaporized. An ethereal white powder, whisked away by the desert wind, mixing with eons of sand. The workmen stood silent and in shock. Leaderless, their eyes gazed at the now-dull tablet. In bewilderment and fear they shuffled away, then ran, chasing after the remnants of Sarah's dust into the desert.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"The Portal" Part 1 by Trybil Timeless

"The Portal" Part 1 by Trybil Timeless

The artifact they uncovered was gilt in gold over a meticulously carved stone tablet. The technical precision and the artistry of its crafting were obvious. The meaning of its message, if any, was not.

Pyramids - by lillian Morpork

I felt decidedly out of place as I drove my rattletrap Thunderbird along the curved driveway up to the mansion of Sir Wilfred Maitland. Part of the driveway ran through a forested area and debouched into an open area of formal lawns and gardens.

HS- 101 by Sven Pertelson

"I wonder where that went?" Kathryn Maclean (Inventor of the Maclean Hyperspace Drive)

Ladies and Gentleman, as cadet officers of the United Nations Space Navy I am told I must address you as such.    Welcome to your first lecture on the first ever Hyperspace 101 course.

The World We Live In by Llola Lane

The World We Live In by Llola Lane

I see...
Golds and yellows of pyramids and sand
reminding me of our wonderful land!