HJ Furl explores the thin, often fragile, lines we draw between love, hate and obsession with a host of vulnerable characters in a ‘new normal’ world of isolation and controversy. It is five-sixteen, rush hour, Poet’s Day: time for Stretch Class. An assassin faces certain death by lethal injection. Chaos breaks out in a remote medical research facility when a caged human clone escapes captivity. An innocent heathen is persecuted for being a witch. A grieving groom struggles 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 pig-worshipping 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 cheap thrill, an enduring obsession, or will their love turn to hate?
How will you love when the harsh realities of ‘new normal’ become too much for you to bear?
Will fantasies be your only salvation?
I live in a remote lighthouse on the coast with my two Siamese cats, a robot, and live-in lover. When I am not busy dreaming, I comb the beach for unusual shells, and your plastic waste, saving stranded marine mammals. Of indeterminate age, I love to swim in the ice-cold ocean to keep myself looking young.
Is It Love?, a multi-media web-book, is my second anthology of short stories. Is It Today? was my first. In view of the tragic consequences of the pandemic for our lives, I wanted Is It Love? to be accessible to all. I will be adding audio stories as we go along.
I know, I’m a nightmare! I’d like to thank the Team at Web Creation. I’m thrilled with the new website, you taught me so much. Working with Ruth, Linnea and Cherry on audio-tracks 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.”
“What an amazing project! Thank you for a wonderful experience. I love the website.”
“I loved every minute of working with HJ. This has been by far the best project I’ve ever done.”
My stories are quirky, daring, shocking, challenging and thought-provoking.
I hope you like some of them!
If you would like to contribute towards production costs, please use the link provided.
Thank you so much for reading and listening to me,
Content Advisor: 18+ stories contain strong mature content.
All stories and audio tracks Copyright HJ Furl 2020
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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 www. Fiverr.com
Linnea Sage sensationally brings to life the disarmingly vulnerable characters, subjected to distressing conflict, in Is It Today? Linnea, a Professional Voice Over Artist, has done voiceover for a range of national commercials, cartoons, smartphone apps, online courses, and special projects.
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
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