S.N.Arly

Plays with words, runs with scissors

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I’m going to be a participating author at this year’s WordBrew.  If you’re a Twin Cities local, I’d love to see you there. Wordbrew is an annual public event for the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group. Speculative fiction authors from MinnSpec and beyond read a few minutes of their published works to a live audience. […]

Three story school, classic American construction.

The St. Paul Academy for the Mythically Gifted was only five blocks from his aunt and uncle’s house. It wasn’t a private school like his old one, but there were more similarities than differences. His new classmates came from the full range of human subspecies, though the vampire population was a lot smaller in Minnesota.

Three story school, classic American construction.

Adric notched his key into the lock, surprised when the light force pushed the door inward. He stared at the widening gap in confusion. It wasn’t like his parents to leave without latching the front door. He stepped over the threshold, his step faltering when the scent of blood hit him. Normally it would be […]

Green and gold Chinese dance headpiece.

Brain: So you know how you’re supposed to write what you know? Me: Yeah. Brain: Well I’ve got this thing for you. Me (slightly frightened): A… thing? Brain (dreamily): Yeah.  It’s like a huge bright diamond… nah.  Diamonds are boring. It’s a huge bright sapphire. Me (curiosity piqued): Sapphires are good.  I like sapphires. Brain: Only it […]