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

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wizard of the Wasteland - by Lillian Morpork

Wizard of the Wasteland,
Enigmatic shape changer,
Head and heart and eyes and hands,
To yourself a stranger.

When a traveller all alone
Comes within your sphere,
Why appear as naught but bone?
Do you enjoy his fear?

Or when a youth with broken heart
Sighs for the love he’s lost,
Must you his memory tear apart
And never count the cost?

Must you take sorrows deeply felt
And turn them into torture?
To torment parent, lover, child,
And all their joys to fracture?

To husband, lover, must you show
The loved one, twisted, evil?
You cannot think that they don’t know
Your vision’s from the devil.

So Wizard of the Wasteland bleak,
No matter what you do,
Your visions by their very reek,
Declare themselves untrue.

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