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

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Tale of Tommy the Ant - Lillian Morpork

The ants were all busy searching the ground,
Gathering food for the nest.
Young Tommy, the scamp, had wandered away,
He was really quite far from the rest.

His mind was so filled with the vision, the dream,
That he gave no thought to his way.
He’d seen her but once, and was lost to all else,
His thoughts all recalling that day.

He ambled along, still lost in his dream,
Until from far up above
A remarkable rain came tumbling down,
And ended all thoughts of his love.

He looked, and he stared, at the things raining down,
And exclaimed in joy and in awe
“Why it’s food from the gods!” And he shouted aloud
To tell everyone what he saw.

And so, though he’d wandered unaware in his dream,
In a trice he was no more a zero.
For this bountiful gift of the gods he had found,
Made him the nest’s greatest hero.

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