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S.N.Arly writes adult and young adult fantasy, science fiction, and dark fiction from her basement in St. Paul, MN. Her short stories have appeared in Fearsmag.com, the single-issue World Fantasy Con chapbook Do Virgins Taste Better?, the anthology; Wolfsongs, and multiple issues of Tales of the Unanticipated(ToTU). In the last few years, she has moved from traditional publishing to the indie publishing model. Her two short story collections and the novellas are available in print and digital format through Lulu, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBookstore, Rakuten Kobo, and many other online venues across the globe. She is a member of the writers group Guts and Rocks. Her writing strength is character. Her weakness has historically been plot, though this has gotten loads better with lots of practice. Humor has been a tough nut for her to crack, but she's made progress on that front in the past year. At conventions she likes to talk about young adult fiction, writing combat, weapons, and writing craft. She is currently focusing on novels, the occasional short story her brain foists upon her, and sprinting challenges.
Published Oct 22, 2020 · 246 words (1 minute) · 96 views
Dark flash fiction (exactly 250 words) written as a challenge to include one or more of the following: pebbles, ribbon, gum wrapper, baby stroller, seaweed, straw, comb. As a smartass, I used all seven.
Published Mar 21, 2020 · 5,881 words (22 minutes) · 416 views
When a strange man comes to her family's suburban door, Liz was intrigued. She didn't expect him to know far more about her and her not-so-secret mystical power than a stranger had any right.
Published Dec 20, 2019 · 967 words (4 minutes) · 403 views
A companion to Something Familiar, this gives us a peek into Hēi Māo's first holiday with his new witch and family.
Fiction Series: Complete 6 Chapters
Updated Oct 31, 2019 · 7,099 words (26 minutes) · 1615 views
Adric is a teen vampire living in the Midwest. When things go wrong at home, he moves in with family and tries to put himself back together. With the help of a Romani girl with an unusual magic, he just might be able to restore his balance and sense of self.
Fiction Series: Complete 2 Chapters
Updated Sep 26, 2019 · 6,321 words (23 minutes) · 496 views
Laura is a thirteen-year-old girl who spends the summer before starting magic preparatory school trying to learn some magic, make some friends, and figure out what exactly happened to her parents. * * This is an excerpt from Accidental Magic, the first book in a series I started after my writers’ group pointed out that my default writing voice was particularly suited to the young adult fantasy genre. Accidental Magic should be out some time in late 2020.
Fiction Series: Complete 27 Chapters
Updated Sep 14, 2019 · 43,414 words (158 minutes)
The continued adventure of a runaway shape-shifter’s quest for a safe home and a teen witch’s search for a familiar. Chapters 1-7 are available for free - https://curiousfictions.com/stories/2151-s-n-arly-something-familiar-chapters-1-7 Chapters 8-34 are available for purchase or free for subscribers.
Fiction Series: Complete 7 Chapters
Updated Sep 14, 2019 · 9,498 words (35 minutes) · 3463 views
Follow a runaway shape-shifter’s quest for a safe home and a teen witch’s search for a familiar. These are the first few chapters of a novella that came out in late May 2019. If you enjoy these chapters and want to read the rest, you can find it here: https://curiousfictions.com/stories/2533-s-n-arly-something-familiar-chapter-8-34 , free to subscribers and $3.00 for everyone else.
Published May 8, 2019 · 1,479 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 517 views
For several years one of my jobs involved helping new doctors complete death certificates. I also typed and submitted them for doctors who’d been doing this a while. This story came from some of the conversations we had.
Published Apr 25, 2019 · 7,603 words (28 minutes) · 1 like · 533 views
The sky folk live in grand tree houses in the great forest. Even as young children, they can understand the winds and soar into the sky with no need for wings. Thirteen-year-old Shya isn't like her brothers and sisters, and the tribe treats her as an invalid, a child cursed with a weak third spirit. A visit from a traveling band of fire folk brings the promise of change and hope.