MasticadoresUSA, edited by the bestselling poet Gabriela Marie Milton, announces its monthly contributors today, and I am honoured to be included amongst them. I am joined by other talented poets including Cindy Georgakas and Jeff Flesch, and our poetry will be featured regularly on the site every month. Follow the site for further updates, and... Continue Reading →
New Year? Newsletter!
Happy New Year to all of my Dear Readers! I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season, and managed to recharge your batteries. I enjoyed taking some time out and having fun with my family: the greatest gift of all! As I mentioned earlier, I have lots of exciting plans for EIF in 2022. If... Continue Reading →
Busting out of Blog Rehab with Cindy Georgakas!
And for the grand finale to 2021, my fellow blogaholic Cindy Georgakas and I recorded a very special song...lyrics by the brilliant Cindy, who got up at 5am Pacific time to record the song with me! Check it out over on Cindy's website. Then go and have yourselves the Happiest of New Years! Ingrid x
Christmas Card from Carlisle!
I took these photos in Carlisle a few weeks back, but wanted to share them with you now, and wish you all a very Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Sweet Solstice, depending on what you celebrate. I hope you find something to warm your heart at this festive time of year! The featured image shows Carlisle Castle, almost... Continue Reading →
Lake District Love Letters #7: Wordsworth’s Grasmere
This week, I had the privilege to visit Wordsworth's former homes of Dove Cottage in Grasmere, and Rydal Mount just a few miles down the road. I also got to hear his family read his poetry, which was an unforgettable experience. So in today's Love Letter, let me tell you all about Wordsworth's Grasmere. The... Continue Reading →
Lake District Love Letters #6: Orrest Head
A relatively modest fell, standing only 784 ft above sea level, Orrest Head is certainly worth the 20-minute climb from Windermere Railway station, for the extensive views it provides over the head of Windermere and the surrounding higher fells. When is a Wainwright not a Wainwright? Orrest Head was in fact the first fell climbed... Continue Reading →
‘Le Horla, Mental Health and PMDD’ published in But You Don’t Look Sick Anthology
Invisible illnesses. If you have one, you stand a high chance of having spent a large portion of your life being misdiagnosed, misunderstood and doubted, both by medical professionals and the world at large. It is so difficult to live with this kind of gaslighting, and yet for many people (myself included) this is a... Continue Reading →
Postcards from…Carlisle Citadel Station!
What an exciting day I had with the kids when Flying Scotsman rolled into Carlisle last Sunday. Carlisle's Railway Heritage Carlisle is a historic city, and has been an important settlement from Roman times right through to the modern period. Unfortunately, its historical landmarks are not as well-preserved as those of York or Chester, for... Continue Reading →
Lake District Love Letters #5: Ullswater
Today's Love Letter is written in honour of the Lake District's second longest lake, Ullswater. Situated in the east of the National Park, below the mighty slopes of the Helvellyn massif, it offers a world of wonder to the walker. It is 9 miles (14 km) long and 0.75 miles (1 km) wide, with a maximum depth... Continue Reading →
EIF Goes into Business!
Exciting news! Experiments in Fiction is now no longer just your favourite poetry and fiction website 🙂 it is also my own small business. This means I have taken a further step towards my dream of making a living from my writing. Of course, the main reason we write is because we love it, but... Continue Reading →