This time, I subject disarmingly vulnerable characters to distressing conflict in a world of isolation and controversy! A filthy glue-sniffing girl begs you for help at dusk. A racist mother and her young children face certain robotic annihilation. Chaos breaks out on a long-haul flight when a tourist is incapacitated by bugs. Unclad soldiers hunt down a ruthless insurgent. A widower wanders through the wilderness searching for his dead wife and little boy. A male and a female contestant fight a beast in the deadliest game of chance in the world. A schoolboy is challenged to a cruel dare by a bully. Thrill seekers are infected with a deadly virus in their remote jungle retreat. An airman is fated by a mysterious wartime dancer. A three-year-old girl goes missing presumed dead in a blazing inferno. A car crash victim stalks a gigolo hell-bent on revenge…

Is It Today? they meet their fate?

What will you do when the harsh realities of modern life become too much for you to bear?

Will fantasy be your only salvation?


Is It Today? is my first, devastating, anthology of short stories: science fiction, fantasy and reality.

Audio Stories

I am thrilled to give you Is It Today? LIVE featuring sensational actor Linnea Sage as Narrator:

“Hi there! I’m having a fantastic time working on your book! Following all your detailed instructions. Thank you for being so thorough. Most people say things like Julie: woman, 30. So I really appreciate it.”

Linnea Sage

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

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HJ x

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All stories, poems, and audio tracks Copyright HJ Furl 2019 & 2020

Nirmal Kaur, Inferno

Meet Your Voice Actor

I am thrilled that Linnea performs stories for Is it Today? and Is It Love? Isn't she sensational?!

Linnea Sage

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.


‘flamboyant and hallucinatory’ ‘heart-wrenching’ excellent and evocative, mesmerizing’ ‘whoa, that was some story!’ rich, deep imagery’ ‘a roller-coaster of emotion’ 


Come into the garden, Maud,

For the black bat, night, has flown,

Come into the garden, Maud,

I am here at the gate alone.

TENNYSON, Maud, xxii, St. I

– quote from Is It Today?

I hope Covid ends for us all soon.