Inger Hognestad

I'm born in '67 (-where did the years go?), I live in Norway (-but I hate snow), I am married and have two sons. I spent six of my precious years at a University, and I think I managed to squeeze a little education in between my exams.The bio-pic is made by Barabara Wickham, based on a photography of me. I have no idea what prompted her to do this, but the result is lovely! I’ve never been this pretty, but I don't mind the flattery!My presence in the woods is scarce these days. I have shifted the focus of my attention toward other things in my life, but occasionally I’ll drop by to read and comment to stories and pictures. If you miss the content of this bio that used to be here, I'm sorry, but I removed it to better have my bio site reflect the attention I give my Elfwood account these days (little to none). When I get around to it I'll add favorites to the page and point you all in the direction of very worthwhile writers.

Beyond the Aftermath

This story is my contribution to James K. Bower's project no 7. It is constructed around his 'seed' story, which is the first sequence with Dannel and Lirra, up the the point where it trails off in a maybe.It was an interesting excercise to pick up the thread from a random story fragment, and this is what I made of it. The story is about, well, what makes a human humam, I suppose. About a possible end of humanity, a possible beginning, destruction and creation... Just read and find out.

Ignas Atergradus, part 3 of 3

This is the last of three parts of a completed story about an assassin. I was allowed to borrow a role-play character from a friend, Steve 'Kilth' Constien (Thanks Kilth), and staged a meeting between this character and my character Marjory from Ghoul's Breath. It is different from Ghoul's Breath in that it has more plot and a lighter note, so it is more of a traditional fantasy story, but I think I managed to sneak in a character theme or two as well.

Illuminated. Touché.

The story was inspired both by the Bifrost project “Illuminated letters,” and by Elfwood writer Che Monro. As I wrote, I realized it is probably influenced by numerous “I, villain,”-stories, particularly those in Emilie Aurora Finns and Lindsay M. Butlers project no 3. Strange, how the mind picks up and works with the things we read, without even asking permission. So what’s the story about? Well, let’s just say it’s about the fantasy equivalent of the invention of the nuclear bomb, as mediated by illuminated letters... Read and find out.

Ghoul's Breath

This is an attempt at a character-story; at least it turned out that way. The focus is simply on human misery, set in a fantasy milieu. But be warned: This story Stinks! (Yes, it's as foul as it sounds.) Barbara J. Wickham has actually honored the story with a portray of Marjory in her gallery. Go check it out! To my amazement and joy, Adam Hunt has made the story part of a tour as well. I continue to be surprised at how well received the story has been, considering its content. Marjory appears in another story in my library as well, the story 'Ignas Atergradus,' which is a much brighter tale. The character should be recognizeable. Anyway, read and enjoy, if this really is a story that can be enjoyed. Please leave comments.

Hoarfrost and Throe

I had a lot of fun writing this one. Hope you'll get a laugh from it, and better yet, choke just a little on that laugh... hehe. You can easily substitute color pencils with keyboard if you like, the analogies still applies :) It’d be interesting to know if anybody can relate to the content, one way or another, or if it’s only me whose head is slightly screwed up... :P *dodges an ethereal arrow* When I wrote it, a picture belonging to Ursula Vernon, and called 'Angel of Babylon II' kept returning to my mind. I think the picture and her comment to it add something to the story. Don't expect it to be obvious though. the motif is nothing like what I wrote of :) Actually, if you have your own fantasy story or painting of your version of the battle with your muse, nemesis, spouse or whatever, drop me a note and I’ll come running over to your place to have a looksee and comment.

Ignas Atergradus, part 1 of 3

This is the first of three parts of a completed story about an assassin. I was allowed to borrow a role-play character from a friend, Steve 'Kilth' Constien (Thanks Kilth), and staged a meeting between this character and my character Marjory from Ghoul's Breath. It is different from Ghoul's Breath in that it has more plot and lighter note, but I think I managed to sneak in a character theme or two as well.

Golden fire, healthy hope

My contribution to the Herscher Project no 12 is based on an illustration of a farmer knee deep in grain, using a schythe to harvest. I immediately liked the picture and the colors, and the story came to me fairly quickly once I started thinking on it. Then came the process of writing it, which wasn't nearly as quick, but still. I'm fairly happy with the result, but possibly the idea is better than the execution. You'll have to judge for yourself.

Ignas Atergradus, part 2 of 3

This is the second of three parts of a completed story about an assassin. I was allowed to borrow a role-play character from a friend, Steve 'Kilth' Constien (Thanks Kilth), and staged a meeting between this character and my character Marjory from Ghoul's Breath. It is different from Ghoul's Breath in that it has more plot and a lighter tone, so it is more of a traditional fantasy story, but I think I managed to sneak in a character theme or two as well.

Love's Last Stand

This is my entry to the Herscher Project #9 where the challenge was to write a love story based on the theme set down by Debra Lynn Turpin in her story 'Destiny's Eternal Lovers.' I am not one to write romance at all, but the challenge tickled me so I made the attempt. I don't think the story is very romantic, but it roughly fits the requirements.