Micah Genest

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Born in Québec, Canada, Micah Genest’s works tend to use gallows humour, in the style of dark/bizarre fairy tales, using absurdism, innuendoes, dark humour, 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 Adventures in Wonderland;" medieval fabliaux; chivalric romances; and Georgian literature on sensibility.
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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 are weird, and I like that about them. 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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This has to be one of the most hilarious collection of fairy tales I have ever read. The story teller is always on point, crude, and honest. I really cannot compare this to any other collection of have read before.

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" A dark adult picture book for adults. It is a short 5-10 minute read with morbid beautiful medieval illustrations. If you would be interested please m ...more "
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"I love fairy tales and I am definitely glad I chose to read this one. It wasn’t what you would normally expect -- initially it seemed to be a story for children. It’s dark twists makes it pretty fun to read for a person of any age. At times it was un" Read more of this review »
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A step up from the last couple in the series. The endings are getting quite repetitive now, but the journey along the way was filled with adventure and interesting characters.

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An interesting read and hard to stop.

The author left much to the reader, but made for a confusing and difficult experience.

Though unnerving, it is not gratuitous or exploitative. It is more like a suspense novel than a horror novel, though the horro
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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.”
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“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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