S.N.Arly

Plays with words, runs with scissors

My novella Something Familiar is now now available as an eBook through Lulu. It will be available in paperback and from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple iBookstore, and Kobo in the next few weeks. If you want a sample to see if you’ll like it, the first chapter is currently up at Curious Fictions.

Moon behind clouds at night.

Short story (2700 words) – Jabberwocky is not just a poem, it’s a monster. And basements are not all they seem to be.

Stupid forest.  Stupid right of passage requirements.  Stupid bow and arrow. So I’m not your typical elf.  Yes, I’m tall and can pretend to be a willow tree if I really try.  And it’s dark.  And you’re half blind.  I can stomp through the woods without making the kind of noise that draws attention, even […]

Me: Arrrgh.  I’m paralyzed by nausea. Brain: This does suck. Me (later in the day): As if the nausea isn’t bad enough, now my whole body aches (seriously, my toe joints hurt).  Brain:  Yep.  I feel your pain, quite literally. Me: This is so miserable. Brain: It is, but you know, there are two positives […]

The air was more than crisp as I stood at the bus stop, embracing the predawn stillness.  I’d had to haul out my hat and gloves this morning, and I could smell a hint of snow with each inhalation.  I tipped my head back and yawned, admiring the deep blue of the sky, where only […]