Series: Complete Fantasy magic Mythological creatures Angst with a happy ending Ethnocentrism Ethnophobia


By S. N. Arly
Oct 6, 2019 · 7,099 words · 26 minutes

This trip was interesting because my sleeping arrangement didn’t workout. For a week I slept on a random dorm mattress and used my camera bag as a pillow.

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From the author: 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.

6 Chapters

Chapter 1

Updated Oct 6, 2019 · 787 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 263 views

Chapter 2

Updated Oct 11, 2019 · 481 words (2 minutes) · 281 views

Adric starts a new life with family in St. Paul, going from only child to middle child.

High-rises on a riverbank

Chapter 3

Updated Oct 17, 2019 · 2,105 words (8 minutes) · 295 views

Adric's first day at his new school has its ups and downs. It's definitely made better by the addition of Simza and her circle of friends.


Chapter 4

Updated Oct 22, 2019 · 1,475 words (6 minutes) · 305 views

Adric meets Simza's circle and gets a history lesson on Romani magic.

Dumplings can be eaten either alone or in a soup. I think dumplings taste better than anything else. The best shape of dumplings is that of a ship, because when they are boiling in the pan, they look like ships sailing in the sea.

Chapter 5

Updated Oct 27, 2019 · 667 words (3 minutes) · 282 views

Adric has a nice normal family dinner, complete with teasing, now that he's settled in to school.


Chapter 6

Updated Oct 31, 2019 · 1,584 words (6 minutes) · 288 views

Things look pretty good, then they get a bit ugly before a comforting wrap up.

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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.