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S. N. Arly

Speculative fiction author, weaving fantastic and magical tales, some with a bit of darkness, for adults and young adults.

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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). Her short story collections Magic, Mischief & Mayhem and Practice to Believe are available through Lulu, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. Her novels have appeared on her printer, her desk, and occasionally her floor. 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 speed writing challenges.

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Transgenesis Meeses

Apr 13, 2019 · 2,692 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 17 views

Science Fiction mice genetic engineering Contemporary fiction Anthropomorphism Appropriate for Younger Readers

Inspired by an infestation of mice in my house and a PETA raid on a University of Minnesota Alzheimer’s research lab in April 1999. I’m Pushkin, keeper of the chronicles. I will teach you young ones just as I remind the older ones. It’s my responsibility to keep the records accurate, untainted by fear, unclear memory, or nostalgia. I recount the saga as it was taught to me, and add to it in my turn.

Autumn

Apr 5, 2019 · 2,049 words (8 minutes) · 41 views

Fantasy Mythological creatures Bubblegum story

An elder dryad passes on her wisdom to her much younger (and slightly foolish) neighbor.

Dragon Tale

Feb 15, 2019 · 2,273 words (9 minutes) · 42 views

Fantasy Dragons Mythological creatures

On a hot summer day, a dragon encounters a maiden and a knight in the forest. But neither dragons nor knights are quite as the tales depict them.

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Der Erlkönig

Feb 6, 2019 · 2,659 words (10 minutes) · 81 views

Fantasy mythology magic The Fae

In the shadows of Schwartzwald, the Black Forest, lived a powerful king known as Erlkönig, King of Alder. He stood over seven feet in height and was easily as majestic as any tree in his domain. His robe was the blue-gray color of mist. On his head he wore a crown of leaves, of a kind never found on any tree, perpetually held in the bright tints of autumn.

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