Blog of Oonah V Joslin -- please visit my Parallel Oonahverse at WordPress

where I post stories and poems that have not been seen elsewhere - also recipes and various other stuff.

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Friday, 30 May 2008

In Smokelong Quarterly

I sent a 50 word definition and guess what?

Dear Oonah V Joslin:Thank you for your submission of "Definition - Flash" to SmokeLong Quarterly. We have added it to "The Definitive Flash" article. We so appreciate your input and insight, Oonah.Best,Randall BrownSmokeLong Quarterly

Let me just read that again :)
and again :)
and again :)

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

A Fashion Statement

"Trap" has been looking for a home for some time. I wrote it in response to a challenge in my writer's forum and everybody thought it was funny but it wasn't getting any response from editors. I find 'funny' difficult to place but never mind...Brian Huggett thought it was 'great fun!' and gave it a home in Short Humour. So thank you Brian :)

I would like to point out that no snails were harmed in the writing of this piece.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Late in May

Marrying Maud was sewn together from my sister's nightmares. She insisted the woman was called Maud. I like it. It's gothically gruesome and those ducks!! Makes you glad of your own nightmares. I just hope I did her's justice.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

EDF and Bewlidering Stories 2nd & 3rd May 08

The Heron is on EDF today. This was a flash challenge piece for August '07. Jordan and Camille said "This author has really found her voice." - lovely compliment. Reading it again now that was probably true to some extent. A lot of my work does sound like this piece but I seem to be fairly eclectic and sometimes I even surprise myself. I like this one.

I was delighted to find that other people did too and I have put one of the very special comments I received below.

But I love the next one! Exposure started off with the title Stealer of Souls and Xselian, the name means exhalation, is a nasty piece of work although I do not think of him as Satan...just as one of Satan's co-workers. Anyone in fact, be they boss, politician...who follows that Game Theory ethos where people are expendable and everything is quantifiable.

Have you ever been called a 'sticking plaster'? I have. By a boss. I told 'em where to stick it.

This one is for all you human beings out there. The people who aren't for sale.
Comment from EDF: When I read words that make poetic imagery become music, I know there is a God. Thank you, Ms. Joslin, for a moment of transcendence. Lynn Hesse

Thursday, 1 May 2008

May in Static Movement

Rex is up in Static Movement today.

This one should please all doggy lovers. The dedication is to my sister's dog - a faithful and sweet natured friend, who left us last month. But in writng Rex, I was thinking of all the many canine friends that have enriched my life since childhood and still do today. Chris Batholomew, the editor, kindly asked John Stanton to contribute a piece of artwork to go along with the story and I was delighted with it - thank you John.

If this brings a tear to your eye, I make no apology, it brought a tear to mine too...

My good friend Avis also has a flash in the May edition and Colin Galbraith, editor of the Ranfurly Review, wrote a fascinating graveyard tale - well worth reading.

As ever Static Movement has a great mix of reading for you to enjoy.