Micah Genest

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Micah Genest has authored "The Land of Ick and Eck: Harlot's Encounters," (a children's fairy tale book for adults and children) "Three Stories About Children Who Die," (three strange stories about children for adults) and "Wonder: A Story About a Boy and His Loss" (a sad, morbid picture book).

Born in Québec, Canada, his works tend to use gallows humour, in the style of dark/bizarre fairy tales, using absurdism, innuendoes, and satire.

Inspiration for his stories derive from dark European and American fairy tales; episodic classic children novels, such as "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and its series, "Peter and Wendy," and "Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland," as well as medieval fabliaux, chivalric romances, and Georgian literatu
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The Land of Ick and Eck: Ha...

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Always Be Kind to a Farmer's Wife

Released a creepy audio/video version of a nursery rhyme from The Land of Ick and Eck: Harlot's, "Always Be Kind to a Farmer's Wife."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLWve...

I'm continuing to make parts of "The Land of Ick and Eck: Harlot's Encounters" into various renditions, because why not. Older fairytales and old style children's stories ar... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 04, 2019 08:36 Tags: creepy, dark, ick-and-eck, morbid, nursery-rhyme, strange, weird

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Shame by Lovern Kindzierski
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I discovered this book out of nowhere.

The story and art are absolutely amazing. A beautiful fairy tale for adults. There is so much emotion, shifting anger, faerie tale wonder, wow. Just wow! While the writing is a little off, it is easy to lose you
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" Dwayne wrote: "Slithering poopy pie. Yum."

Hahaha, yes, yum yum.

Also, crap tap, haha, even better then crabs. That trap takes skills.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
"“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is a timeless and absurd tale from the mind of Lewis Carroll. Both books follow young Alice, a quaint and funny girl who finds herse..." Read more of this review »
The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll
"THIS BOOK IS MY DREAM.

It’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, plus Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, plus a ton of critical analysis and fun facts and biographical info and poetry and background and cultural and peri..." Read more of this review »
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There is something spectacular about Laurence Stern and how he takes the notion, no...the cult, of sensibility, the parade and carnival it had (has?) become, and then makes it into something some people continue to take seriously, but he wholehearted ...more
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“Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”
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“When a scream is heard, wait...for silence is our assurance of tolerability.”
Micah Genest, The Land of Ick and Eck: Harlot's Encounters

“Into a land of fantasy
With haste we cast them all aside
No tearing if you cannot see
That is what we all make-believe”
Micah Genest, The Land of Ick and Eck: Harlot's Encounters

“...there was not enough morality to divide in two pieces, but there was enough religion of a sort to furnish a world.”
Henry de Vere Stacpoole, The Garden of God

“Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.”
G.K. Chesterton

“Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.”
G.K. Chesterton

“The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.”
G. K. Chesterton

“Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.

Exactly what the fairy tale does is this: it accustoms him for a series of clear pictures to the idea that these limitless terrors had a limit, that these shapeless enemies have enemies in the knights of God, that there is something in the universe more mystical than darkness, and stronger than strong fear.”
G.K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles

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