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Carrie Laben @pinguinus Astoria, Queens

Debut novel A HAWK IN THE WOODS available now from Word Horde. Order here: https://t.co/ebezW080jM Pronouns: She/her or they/them.

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@QualiaRedux I was 35 or 36 when, for the first time in my 'adult' life, I had a moment where I stopped, looked aro… https://t.co/8ozmWtnHWj @bellzisbirding 'Bleating' is sure an interesting choice of words. @seawildearth @537H @Sasha_Melanated @bellzisbirding How do you suppose you could live on earth and have no horse i… https://t.co/ORofzYvYFJWith only 9 days left till the end of its #kickstarter campaign, don't miss supporting one of the very best publish… https://t.co/nrcCmnvhFl
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @misanthropemike Damn, that sounds alarming.OK NYPost, you can have a retweet this once. https://t.co/6W8euENbMx
8/7
2020
@chadloder That person probably needs their dog a lot more than they needs two cops.Hey Twitter, could you help spread the word about my Shirley Jackson Award-nominated novella THE ATROCITIES? Thank… https://t.co/2q9sah1Cfa
Retweeted by Carrie LabenStatler the one-eyed, 33-year-old Indian Flying Fox living out his twilight years at @batworld 🦇✨ (More info on S… https://t.co/HMx56mq4FS
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @pauljessup Oh yeah, the modern office is an abomination any way you slice it. And I'm frankly worried that WFH has… https://t.co/L0oycgpoUI @pauljessup I've only worked in one open office and maybe I was lucky, but I didn't hate it much more than a cubicl… https://t.co/0Juy75vJIP @pauljessup Also not seeing your coworkers is probably psychologically good for introverts (incl. me) but I bet it… https://t.co/ybr2dghCfC @pauljessup The privacy impulse was good but the impetus was to pack people much closer together... old-style open… https://t.co/Dm4F0yfh57 @pauljessup I mean the cubicles were mostly about softening us up for what came next though.
8/6
2020
@mbennardo Speaking as someone who did... probably a lot more gauze scarves. @mbennardo Also the song is what led me to research Noyes and discover his defense of Roger Casement, an intriguing… https://t.co/BCx7iaiWVU @mbennardo I'm not really a judger of poetry but I consider it a fine ghost story in the classic vein and I greatly… https://t.co/Xl2OBniFSW @thedesirina Probably also depends on the door, how heavy it is/how it latches? I might be overthinking this now.Reading @paulGtremblay's pandemic horror novel SURVIVOR SONG; just got to the line "in the final tally... almost te… https://t.co/DAaXqLqORL
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @thedesirina A swarm of bees big enough to create an abrupt change in atmospheric pressure would probably also be pretty alarming I guess. @thedesirina As a non-midwesterner with no first-hand experience I always assumed that it was insurance against the… https://t.co/IvmX80tUSP @dendroica At least leeches work for something.Got yer American health care right here! https://t.co/RPcsk3QgjC @CaseyNotJones @kcgreenn I was a huge fan as a kid but there's only so much friggin' ooze you can pour down that sewer.That's some slaughterhouse, that Slaughterhouse-Five."Leave the red states to die" is how you prove every single lie the GOP has ever told about their opposition true.… https://t.co/gEV3vi20oL
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @blacklionking73 Wait, what is the proposed mechanism here, that we have to support racist police because they'll c… https://t.co/H4zlf60iOf
8/5
2020
@dlbowman76 Oh, that reminds me of this very cool artist: https://t.co/kUFAvm1KHu @KBell713 Herons are extremely exciting at all times! Fact!Followed closely by the time someone recommended the Keto diet to me bc, and I quote, "when (her) dog got sick they… https://t.co/lDzmhEfYri
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @KBell713 That's... huh.BEHOLD OUR SCHEDULE REVEAL FOR #TheOuterDark2020 GET WEIRD WITH US VIRTUALLY AUG 13-16 @ThisIsHorror… https://t.co/Ln9TQRPqFi
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @donzi100 @victorlavalle @BrianKeene It's almost like most violence happens between people who know each other, and… https://t.co/C2FcEMIF4C @scriptcomes1st @blacklionking73 I was gonna say, I can believe he's never been to a national park but he's never seen Looney Tunes?
8/4
2020
@mbennardo There's also a non-existent in this universe band that characters in several different stories have seen… https://t.co/LqcS3gbOWd @mbennardo I'm not quite sure how to answer this - I've set several things in my hometown because it's my hometown,… https://t.co/2Z0Ky3mGV0The MAGA birders thing is mostly sad and predictable, but my Polish ass is never going to stop laughing at guys wit… https://t.co/hly1IeCZK3 @bellzisbirding I bet it wasn't at all a strained metaphor, badly delivered and with no punch line to speak of, either.Some of those things include a reading and panel 'appearance' at this: https://t.co/46q7UO3BBWOh shit I have actual things to do in August and I'm not really prepared for that after the last six months. (They'… https://t.co/vPiFj35nVuRe: all the post office bull that’s going on right now: Yes, they’re telling us to delay mail rather than use extr… https://t.co/noA7HFqwdK
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @heksenhaus Yes please.
8/3
2020
$18,117! Who wants that audiobook as bad as we do? https://t.co/7XtdhxFAbj
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @skwinnicki @N8Swick By 'mischievous' sense of humor they mean it stopped developing in third grade. @intelligentwat This is why we need to pay our graphic designers better. Otherwise, they get revenge. @holir_twitch Delicious!
8/2
2020
I'll just call it mindfulness or something.Just because I'm "42 years old" and "a grown-ass adult" doesn't mean I can't crawl inside a cardboard box and take… https://t.co/goWWvFrEvCDo I dare? (Late summer brunch by Chuk.) @ Astoria https://t.co/mV5bH2afVe @mmmontycarlo It really is weird how the scene latched on to cute banter as the only alternative to grim violence. @WilliamChase2 @SarahTaber_bww If by "cancelling" you mean actually discussing in full, I guess?Describe yourself in four horror characters: https://t.co/nKCtiD3cgh https://t.co/hBZ9BTC3T5 @AdamOPrice I have never been able to notice (while reading) or practice (while writing) the difference between dif… https://t.co/G72UWgApTI @thedesirina I think the algorithm screwed you over because I found a dude dancing with a duck.People often wonder why I have no truck with Wendell Berry. https://t.co/AOa3agioUJ"FIYAH" is a colloquialism for "FIRE" and is pronounced as such. It is an homage to the publication's ancestors, cr… https://t.co/J5Q3om32dQ
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @farahrosesmith As a professional potato, do not, it'll just make you cranky.
8/1
2020
“nobody uses USPS anymore” is such a privileged take when it’s the most accessible system for small businesses, inm… https://t.co/yNxbBkGp8c
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @JasonWardNY Sincerest form of flattery they're capable of. @KealanBurke I suspect that their habit of thinking in eugenics - "we're naturally stronger, smarter, cleaner, bett… https://t.co/I89APLgJIx @MidwinCharles @ElieNYC It's eugenics thinking at the core "Oh of COURSE we're superior, we won't get sick, only weak people get sick." @SusanJWilkes God, children killing children is such a 90's throwback. And I am so depressed that I just typed that sentence.We're not worried about the wine, we're worried about who isn't going to get a seat on the plane while you fly back… https://t.co/S52CdbCEfbStill out there... you mean in the ocean, where it lives? https://t.co/BOjZoKAlrJ
Retweeted by Carrie LabenUSPS postal workers are more essential than police officers.
Retweeted by Carrie LabenCOVID. TBI. Taking a knee. The entire structure around treating student athletes as non-employees. I'm not even tha… https://t.co/5UUzsBR9JzSo it's a tiny thing in the larger overall bullshit of the introduction (cn: rape, homophobia, all the usual bullsh… https://t.co/VD7VvAnERa @heksenhaus That was such a weird thing to find out from a Cracked article, especially since I had that album on re… https://t.co/nvzKxMcgJc @blacklionking73 Oh damn that's cool.
7/31
2020
@derinandthalk The Beast And Other Ales @geoffreyg Every day is wrong for that. @QualiaRedux The last two books that I'd consider lit fic that I read that had even reasonably happy endings, relat… https://t.co/K3bNnGRCPp @farahrosesmith They're always very quick. I once sent them a story I wrote drunk and it was rejected before I sobe… https://t.co/8et58IRoWMVallejo cops who killed someone in the line of duty were thrown a barbecue and initiated into a kind of club by ben… https://t.co/sQ2zMYeUvA
Retweeted by Carrie LabenDeeply honoured and thrilled for IRREPLACEABLE to be shortlisted for the @wainwrightprize for Writing on Global Con… https://t.co/gFEGzbzPFb
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @KBell713 Which one? I'm thinking of getting From Here to Eternity for Chuk's birthday.Like a decade late to the party but I'm really getting into "Ask a Mortician" on YouTube. @JMcJohnson Hell, we even reject intentional success at things that are traditionally promoted as appropriate goals… https://t.co/EBZqy6EVm9 @Respexy Sleep cycle is all gone to hell, laundry is way behind to the point it's gross. But I'm still writing and… https://t.co/Z4NHhiVsI3
7/30
2020
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Retweeted by Carrie Laben @spiderfrogged And I mean it's not like the original Helter Skelter was the work of a strategic genius...One thing not to forget is that when Biden and Trump say "anarchist," they don't solely or even primarily mean actu… https://t.co/os6HLZdwAo
Retweeted by Carrie LabenNikki is out. We need to keep mobilizing and monitoring. https://t.co/j66lwsvAST
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @farahrosesmith Hey at least I admit it. @GiveMeYourTeeth I've enjoyed everything I've ever read by Roach, but especially this and Gulp @sean_glenn @WibDoesTweets We give kids a lot more encouragement to fantasize about growing up to be cops than to f… https://t.co/Ux9Z4MAf8FI'm arrogant, chunky, and don't believe in putting work into relationships or anything else except my writing. https://t.co/UHeJUYWwWZAwhero the #kakapo enthusiastically venturing into his new home on Anchor Island this afternoon. #conservation… https://t.co/9agiDYUeIP
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @Patriot43826006 @chasestrangio @JoshuaPotash @NYCMayor https://t.co/YAtxI9nux0 @AITA_reddit OP is NTA. A system where one asshole being able to hold a job is all that keeps seven kids, two sever… https://t.co/rjs8hkwGHh @holir_twitch Strange but true!
7/29
2020
So Cuomo is fine taxing poor people but not billionaires who are profiting off the pandemic? https://t.co/i3D1K1SufH
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @Vermfly @JasonWardNY @Laura086N @bedwards144 Read a book about him a few years back (https://t.co/EXNEt4mAPg) and… https://t.co/WLS1ZW8eUo @NMamatas I wish I could but I have some kind of retina burn now. The half I got through seems fair for what it is but narrow... @ImaginariumCS I am convinced Cole made this through the magic of deep fake technology. @dys_morphia I'm pretty sure they were sometimes used to explain pregnancies in women and girls who could only have… https://t.co/9Wyv4zQUED @farahrosesmith I would really suggest just ignoring that number - there's so much natural churn in accounts that i… https://t.co/TeYqqQvLx9Well it was nice knowing everyone, try not to die. https://t.co/rruizaS6ut @sarahthemoose The film Sorry To Bother You has a concept much like this, among other near-futuristic weirdness.Turns out that if you try to asset-strip a website like a chain of department stores it doesn't quite work out the… https://t.co/tBtGdxq50G
7/28
2020

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