alisa alering

Writer of fantasy and other fictions




My short story “Parvati and the Snake” has been published in the September issue of the excellent online magazine Les Bonnes Fees.

I got the idea for “Parvati” when I was working on a longer story. I was trying to explain the roots of a modern family’s repetitive disfunctionality through the story a grandmother tells her granddaughter while combing her hair.

I eventually decided Parvati’s story wasn’t awful enough for that family, and made up something much more evil.

I used to have recurring nightmares about being bitten by a snake, a fox, and an alligator. But in real life, I was used to being around snakes and wasn’t afraid of them until I went to India. There I learned that I am only not afraid of black snakes, copperheads and timber rattlesnakes. I am scared silly by cobras. Having to walk past a snake charmer, knowing that he would chase me with that crazy snake because I was a tourist and therefore a good earning opportunity, absolutely petrified me.

Author: Alisa Alering

I write stories. I read stories.

3 thoughts on “Woooo!

  1. Knowing some of the background of the story is quite enlightening. Viva blogs! – Paul

  2. Nice story. Nice blog!

  3. Good story, and I’m glad I followed the link to your site.


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