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.

and see me At the Cumberland Arms 2011

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Leonard Cohen at MEN Arena

I was delighted to find I'd been quoted as a fan review on this site. My praise was barely enough but I am pleased it was communicated to a wider audience. Thank you.

Special Links

My Technopolymorph picture is done. This is the prize for 2008. I know this sounds crazy but it'll fit lovely in my living room. You can see it at

Also WriteWords pal NickAllen and I have a story each there just now. Mine is called A Whisper in the Dark his is Nightshift right beside one another.

And maybe you'd like to pop over and read the first installment Nick Ozment's book at It's very entertaining :)

Also Nik Perring's story An Unhappy Man has been nominated for the month's best at Six Sentences. If you like it he'd really appreciate your votes. Obviously! Here's the link:

Are all my friends called Nick? Well, better the devil you know... ;)

Monday, 2 February 2009

February's Links

I play in the wee dark days before Christmas that as the light fades it's really February and five o'clock. It helps somehow to foreshadow the lengthening days. Speaking of shadows, it's Groundhog Day and my cat saw her shadow - on the snow.

Links? Here's the first one:
I'll just say it's not a story. It's not a poem. And if you are in academic mood, go read it.
and again BwS
The Writing Room

EDF Broadens the Mind No, that's the name of the story :)

Whisper in the Dark is up at Micro Horror

Rainbow Pie and Star Chips anyone? At Short Fiction U.K.
Because sometimes you have to feed the imagination.

Explanation is up. I always liked this one.

3 poems in Shine

Catching the Wind is a favoutite of mine. Haiku Housewife is fun. Intelligence is surreal but funny.

Twisted Tongue 12 is out at last with my story On Top of the World
You’ll be pleased to know that Twisted Tongue Magazine issue 12 is now available, with another fabulous cover from the talented Steve Upham. Inside we have two interviews for you with Matt Browne and Dr Kim Paffenroth; an article by Alexander James, Nine Weeks to Write it, Nine Years to Right it; several extracts to entice you; thanks to all of our wonderful contributors: Karen Cole Peralta, Aliya Whiteley, Harry Hughes, Bill Schweizer, Jeff Gardiner, John Morgan,Gary Hewitt, Paul Johnson, Janey Brewer, Brian Wright, Jessica Lynne Gardner, Robert Knox, Aaron A Polson, Theodore Carter, S H Hughes, K S Nixon, Tina Koenig, Jade Eckert, Ginny Swart, C M Clifton, Oonah V Joslin,Pg 30 :) Jonathan Pinnock, David Towsey, Tonya L Lambert, John Morgan, Alexander Salas, Jim Steel,Glen Batchelor, Ben Eubanks, Mel Fawcett, Jeff Carter, Lynette Mejia, Rebecca, Colin Campbell, Brian Rosenberger, Dr Charles Frederickson, Greg Schwartz, Ramona Thompson, Jonathan Hayes, Peter Egypt, Sherie Davis, P S Gifford, Len Hecht, Luigi Monteferrante, R Jay Slais, Caroline Barnard-Smith and C J Carter Stephenson. You will also find details on how to win FREE books; this issue is over 95,000 words—larger than your standard novel.
You can download issue 12 as a PDF version for FREE or buy a printed edition from: