He didn’t know what to do with her at first. Her behaviour was erratic and daring. Her love, the tactile touch, their passion, intoxicated him. Then, when she came to him, he smelt the animal scent on her, she savoured his strange taste, and they lost all self-control.

– Strange Taste, an Audiovisual Drama  (18+) 


It’s five-sixteen, rush hour, Poet’s Day time for Stretch Class. An assassin faces certain death. Chaos breaks out in a remote medical research facility when a clone escapes. A couple struggle to come to terms with the emotional effects of the pandemic. A homicidal religious maniac shelters homeless young men in her bedsit. A chance encounter abroad leads to love and enjoyment. A bizarre cult encounters unexpected danger off a tropical beach. An astronaut becomes emotionally attached to his life support system. A stress victim suffers from incurable bristling. A deranged wife prepares to kill her husband with his garden spade…

Is It Love? they seek, a quick thrill, or an enduring obsession?


Welcome to my audiovisual anthology (read and listen). I’ve divided the stories into categories to make them easy to find:

Strange Taste and Other Love Stories

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Dark Tales, Horror and Supernatural

Thrillers and Real Life

I know, I’m a nightmare! I’d like to thank the Team at Web Creation. I’m thrilled with the new website, you’ve taught me so much.

Working with Ruth, Linnea, and Cherry on the audios is a joy-ride, a cherished dream come true. We’re having an amazing time, bringing the characters to life:

“HJ is a dream to work with! An Actor’s dream! Fantastic material, creativity and imagination! Gives me the most wonderful experience and is extremely complimentary at every opportunity. Has excellent communication throughout, giving me constant feedback. Thank you so very much, HJ.”

Ruth Pownall

“What an amazing project! Thank you for a wonderful experience. I love the website.”

“I love every minute of working with HJ. This has been by far the best project I’ve ever done.”

Cherry Pie

I write from images: cuttings from glossy magazines and the incredible creations of the many artists at Alamy, Unsplash, Pixabay and Pexels. Their images are startling. A huge thankyou to the brilliant photographers and artists.

I am delighted to feature exciting guest authors Meaghan Kalena, Luna Walter and Adam Carlton.

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Thank you so much for reading and listening to us.

HJ x

Content Advisor:

18+ contains strong sexual or violent content.

16+ contains mild erotic or disturbing content.

All stories and audio tracks Copyright HJ Furl 2020 & 2021

Guest Authors:

Meaghan Kalena:

From quick Hallmark-like love stories to mind-bending science fantasy, check out Meaghan Kalena’s stories on Amazon, Booksie and now, on my website! Read her amazing story: Someone Like You, here today. Find her at:

Luna Walter:

Luna was born in the English Countryside and still lives in Worcestershire. She is very dyslexic and never meant to write a book. In fact, her book started its life as several thousand drawings and a few dozen pottery figures. Turning it into words has taken years. Find her at:

Adam Carlton:

Adam has a background in artificial intelligence. His participation in a left-wing political organisation precludes further information although he has this to say: “In the demi-monde of a darkening Paris I write the dreams and nightmares of a society in turmoil.”

He has had stories published in The Ronin Express, volumes 7 and 8, and by the Aphelion Webzine. Find him at:

Gleb in Supposed Paradise

Meet Your Voice Actors

I am thrilled that Ruth and Cherry perform stories for Is It Love? Aren't they sensational?!

Ruth Pownall

Ruth is an Actor and Voice over Artist originally from York. She has voiced commercially for Amazon, Fujitsu, Morrisons and McCain and worked with clients from the US on an audio-book series for Apple. On screen Ruth played the lead role of Mia in The Voyeur (Film), and featured in The One Show, Jack Whitehall’s Backchat and Meet Me on The Southbank. Contact Ruth at:

Cherry Pie

Cherry, a Professional Voice Over Artist, is a well-spoken, educated, twenty-something woman living in the North of England with a BSc in Criminology and Psychology. Cherry can be contacted at www.Fiverr.Com 



Of Habitat, and Hope

The anti-mermaid lives outside her mythical habitat, struggling to swim against the tide of modern life. She’s Covid, coughing, gasping for air, drowning in an alien murky sea of despair, an ocean of grief, pain and sorrow. But she is tough: a fighter, a lover of the good, a kind nurse, a caring soul, an example to us all. Megan will make it through, grow a mermaid’s tail of her own, and live to be free. Happy. Content. Swimming in the warm swell of love which tends us all. Her underlying torrent of strength, her bubbly, frothy, inexhaustible hope a driven will to overcome the odds that will surely see us through.

For the Ill, the heroic Nurses and Doctors in Hospitals, and the Carers in Homes, and at Home.

HJ Furl May 2020

Listen to the Story Voiced by Ruth

hjfurl · Of Habitat and Hope from Is It Love?