On Gratitude…

Outside, the stars watch one by oneOrion hunts the coming sun,while Cassiopeia curtseys, light across the sky At this hour, the world seems to sleep though shy and timid creatures creepto scratch out writhing worms with urgency. In one more hour, the birds beginchoir practice for the coming springas snowdrops burst through frozen earthdefiantly. There... Continue Reading →

Truthtellers Anthology Out Now!

I am honoured to have my poem, 'For Hilary, Elizabeth, the 1-in-20' included in the stunning Truthtellers anthology from Free Verse Revolution, which is available now from the Lulu Bookstore. The book is a showcase of some of the best work from the 2022 issues of the literary magazine. The subject of the poem, my... Continue Reading →

The EIF Holiday Sale!

'Tis the season, once again, and the time of festivities is upon us. Far be it from me to say anything as corny as 'give the gift of books,' but, you know, books do make great gifts, especially beautifully crafted books of heartfelt poetry from some of your favourite authors! With this in mind, all... Continue Reading →

Reborn Again

All across the land echoes a brand new mornI am reborn in you, I am rebornA frosted hand in glove, though weather-wornthaws, graven with signs of how I’ve grown I am reborn in you, I am rebornthe lake lies golden under winter’s crownthen thaws, graven with signs of how I’ve growna mirrored ice-rink glass I... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon: EIF Affiliate Publishing!

Owing to the success of EIF's first year in publishing, I am already replete with projects for the coming year. However, I would like to offer an opportunity to anyone who has considered self-publishing their work, but didn't know where to start. EIF Affiliate Publishing Starting in the New Year, I am going to offer... Continue Reading →

Hartsop – poetry for earthweal

Hartsopwhere lovers' hearts hopheading down the valley at the close of day Ghyllside or hillsideover the fell-tophappily, wearily, wending their way. Heart’s leapat golden light's last lapover the autumn sky, dying away. Hearts stoptrue enough, all hearts stop:what better place than Hartsop at the close of day? © 2022 experimentsinfiction.com. All Rights Reserved. Sharing with earthweal's... Continue Reading →

EIF Titles: Kindle Sale!

It has been a year since I launched Experiments in Fiction as a business, and what a year it has been! With four titles published so far, three of these Amazon bestsellers, one receiving a Pushcart nomination, and all carrying 5-star reviews. Thank you to everyone who has made this a remarkable year for EIF,... Continue Reading →

Tipping Point

I don't go into the woods todaywhere I once passed so many happy hours;don't deign to skip through forest gladespausing to whisper love to trees and flowers. I don’t walk under the avenueof sturdy sycamores behind my homeinstead I listen nervously as in the constant gales, they creak and groan The trees still standing have reached... Continue Reading →

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