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…

#WHM: Tove, Frida & Alice

Women’s History Month is fast evaporating and there are several things I ought to get to but haven’t. Time being short and my memory even shorter, here are some films I didn’t immediately write up and can’t access again to double check impressions so I will be vague but enthusiastic. TOVE (2020) Director: Zaida BergrothWriter:…

Review: Sisters With Transistors by K A Laity

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
Review: Sisters With Transistors SISTER WITH TRANSISTORS 2020 / 84 MIN / UK / Metrograph Pictures DIRECTOR: LISA ROVNER Thanks to?EMPAC?I had a chance to see this new film and a talk by the director Lisa Rovner and producer Marcus Werner Hed. This documentary chases the early history of…

A Fire Ritual for the Heart

I was delighted to have my silent video included in the exhibit Silent Fire, a joint venture with Nasty Women Connecticut and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Thanks to Stephanie Johnson and Lys Guillorn for cheering me on. The short film is meant to accompany a performance of Barbara Strozzi’s Ardo in tacito foco,…