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K.A. Laity

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Born
in Lansing, MI
December 17

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All-purpose writer, Fulbrighter, uberskiver, medievalist, flâneuse, techno-shamanka, Broad Universe & Mavens of Mayhem social media wrangler, History Witch at Pagan Square, Pirate Pub Captain currently anchored in Dundee, Scotland · http://www.kalaity.com

Works include WHITE RABBIT, EXTRICATE, HARD-BOILED WITCH, A CUT-THROAT BUSINESS, A LA MORT SUBITE, LUSH SITUATION, OWL STRETCHING, CHASTITY FLAME, UNQUIET DREAMS, THE CLADDAGH ICON, ROOK CHANT, PELZMANTEL, UNIKIRJA, CON-EIRE as well as editor of WEIRD NOIR and NOIR CARNIVAL. Writer of a wide variety of stories, essays, plays, and humour pieces. Also writes as C. Margery Kempe (erotic romance), Kit Marlowe (historical romance) & Graham Wynd (noir).
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K.A. Laity WHITE RABBIT started with the phrase "luminiferous ether" which I wrote down on a piece of paper while I was at an event on Ghost Trains in Hackney…moreWHITE RABBIT started with the phrase "luminiferous ether" which I wrote down on a piece of paper while I was at an event on Ghost Trains in Hackney featuring Sarah Angliss of Space Dog. Then I threw in some noir, a bit of Blue Sunshine, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, a lot of Alice in Wonderland and some music by The Fall. Agitated wildly in the cocktail shaker of my brain and voilá.(less)
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Tradition now to repost this story which appears in Unquiet Dreams. It’s been reprinted a few times. One of these days, I should do an audio version… Walpurgisnacht Walther knew. But he could not resist, what ten-year-old could? Every year was the same. Grandmother Dunkelhaus would shake her finger at him and warn, “Walpurgisnacht, the […] Read more of this blog post »
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“Shut up and write.”
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“Some are born brilliant, some have brilliance thrust upon them -- and others cower in the dark crying, "It burns! It burns!”
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“Ink, a Drug.”
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I do not like my state of mind;
I'm bitter, querulous, unkind.
I hate my legs, I hate my hands,
I do not yearn for lovelier lands.
I dread the dawn's recurrent light;
I hate to go to bed at night.
I snoot at simple, earnest folk.
I cannot take the gentlest joke.
I find no peace in paint or type.
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I'm due to fall in love again.”
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“I esteem my colleagues as I do my own self, I esteem them for two things: because they are able to find perfect felicity in specialized knowledge and because they are not apt to commit physical murder.”
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