Out Now: Until We Travel

Out now from Cities & Memory: With the future of global travel still hanging in the balance due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we’re delighted to launch our latest global project Until We Travel today – it’s the world’s biggest collection of the sounds of travel and will transport you to the excitement and familiarity…

New Fiction: Squid Lord

I’ve got a new tale up at All Due Respect: “Squid Lord” recounts a plan for revenge that might have a few holes in it involving a minor celebrity chef. Hmmm, now where did I get the idea for a name like that?

More #bandcampfriday recs

Put more money in the pockets of creators! Put great sounds in your ears and regain the will to live! Trust me, this round of recs has something for everyone — from power pop that hits you between the eyes to meditative sounds of ethereal longing. Also there are huge back catalogue releases from both…

Love for @FoxSpiritBooks’ Love

From hell’s heart I stab at thee — no! Wait: from grading hell’s heart* I alert you to some fine words of praise for Fox Spirit’s big Book of Love. You may have already seen it if you are smart and subscribe to Alasdair Stuart’s The Full Lid, the unmissable round-up of what’s going on…

Walpurgisnacht Freebie

Originally posted on K. A. Laity:
As usual, I’m giving away my much reprinted story ‘Walpurgisnacht’; click the link on the name if you’ve not read it yet and you can download a PDF of the tale. And watch out for witches flying off to the mountains tonight!

Out Now: LOVE from @FoxSpiritBooks

LOVE edited by Chloë Yates Love. That many-splendoured thing. It can move mountains and make fools of us all, but what is it? Does it come courtesy of a cherub’s bow? Is it a battlefield? Endless? Crazy? Only available on a Friday? Well, the answer might be between these covers. Inside you’ll find stories from…

Highsmith @ 100: Snails by K A Laity

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
When a strange story broke about the confiscation of a bag of giant African snails at JFK airport this week, I knew Patricia Highsmith was calling. The man who brought them from Ghana declared them to customs, but didn’t realise they were illegal. Why’s that, you say? ‘They eat almost anything,…

THE WEREWOLF DETECTIVE HOWLS AGAIN!

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
Back in 2012 I wrote a story for the late lamented Dark Valentine Magazine. It was a noir/ horror crossover yarn called Drunk On The Moon, and it featured a werewolf private eye called Roman Dalton. The story proved to be quite popular and I wrote a few more Roman…

Bandcamp Friday!

I always have a ton of recommendations for you to buy, so click here and explore. Or see some reviews over at Punk Noir Magazine. You know I won’t lead you astray! Music for every taste. Musicians are struggling with the lockdown — all artists are. Instead of helping out corporations who should be contributing…

Six Sentences: Gun Street Girl

I have another story up at Six Sentences, “Gun Street Girl” which the music savvy amongst you will know is a references to a Tom Waits song. Yes, another to add to the playlist Inspirations: Songs that Spawned Stories. It’s getting to be a long list despite all the videos that inevitably get pulled down…