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, March 7, 2012

Montezuma Castle, near Camp Verde, Arizona - lillian Morpork

an American Blues Sonnet

I stand and stare up at the cliff's sheer face,
At the steep, rough, rocky sheer cliff's face,
And wonder what has happened to that race.

The Sinagua who built those many rooms
Within the cliff, those many empty rooms.
And still the cliff stands tall, it looms.

They planted corn, and hunted the wild game,
They had a good life on their corn and game,
Until some dire disaster quickly came.

Where have they gone, that missing native tribe?
No one has seen a person of that tribe,
What they looked like none now can describe.

They disappeared so very long ago,
Where and how they went, no one can know.

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