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

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Moments in Time - by lillian Morpork

A store full of clocks, each one keeping time,
The seconds go by with a tick and a tock.

The clerk stands there waiting, biding her time,
While the customer muses on buying a clock.
The street outside bustles with buyers and sellers,
And storekeepers worry if they have enough stock.
Second by second and minute by minute,
The time oozes by, until with a shock
The shopper realises that an hour has passed,
Gone by forever, while she stood like a rock,
And she's still undecided, her mind in a whirl,
She shakes head and shoulders, then chooses a clock,
And chides herself firmly for waiting those moments,
And pays for her purchase, and walks off down the block.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this. It's strange how some moments seem to go so slowly, and others race by. We are always wondering "where did they go?" The trick is to try and never waste them. :)