Welcome to M.N. Arzu website.
Writing is an exhilarating endeavor;
Sharing it is even better.
The first series that captivated my imagination was The Chronicles of Narnia. The idea of having a secret world —imaginary or otherwise—was so appealing I had to create my own as soon as possible.
Fast forward a couple of decades, and I have gone through the dark realms of Stephen King, to the lighthearted girl power of Sailor Moon. I've fought monsters on Zelda, and become a die-hard Roswell fan. I've lost my memories with Jason Bourne, and I've lived a thousand lives alongside vampires, immortals, fairies and goddesses.
Magic and science blend into the tales I bring to life, and I am constantly striving to capture the essence of the great storytellers from my past.
Underneath - A Merfolk Tale
When an injured merman is found washed up on a beach in Maine, his new doctors are at a loss of how to treat him. Worse, how are they going to keep him from the military's eager hands?
One reporter is hot on the trail of what she believes is an elaborate hoax—or the story of a lifetime. A story that has her tracking elusive clues into an ever-growing labyrinth of secrets surrounding one of the richest families in New York City.
For merfolk have been hiding in plain sight for centuries, and are now torn between sacrificing one of their own—or telling humanity the truth.
Undercurrent - A Merfolk Myth
Someone is hunting the merfolk.
While the Council has been busy between possible talks with the United Nations and following clues into the man who killed Scott's parents, rumors of dead mermen are reaching the news. Is the hunter human or one of their own? More importantly, how is he so easily finding victims who have learned how to hide over centuries?
Seeking to drag their assailant into the light, the Brooks might not be prepared to pay the cost, both to the merfolk, and much less to their family.
Underground - A Merfolk Secret
You can't tell what you don't know.
Tensions are growing between the surface merfolk and the increasingly impatient US government. When a joint mission goes awry and Drake goes missing, trust between both species reaches a breaking point.
A new reporter in town has been tracing Kate's steps, convinced that Ray is alive. He's getting dangerously close to discovering Brooks Inc. participation in a worldwide conspiracy, bringing to the public light some uncomfortable questions.
And behind it all, an unforeseen enemy plays with the bonds and fears of the Brooks family, testing how much it would take to break them.
The Librarian - A First Contact Story
Despite the rumors, the US Government has been able to deny First Contact with an alien race for decades, but with good reason: it hasn't happened yet.
When a strange signal comes from an isolated area in the forests outside of Seattle, they find that First Contact is not going to happen with big ships and grand world-wide messages. Aliens, it turns out, like to keep their existence quiet.
Breaking a great number of rules, Seattle's resident alien has come back from a quick trip to his home planet to tell his human wife the truth about himself. Even if he has to do it behind a glass wall and with the military between them.
Spelling It Out
When it comes to war, love and Scrabble, anything goes.
A sweet, short story that tells the joys and downs of being a superhero.
You can read the story for free, or find it inside the Unknown Anthology, a collection of sci-fi and fantasy stories by twenty different authors.
“A brilliant new talent whose imagination and skill promise much delight and entertainment in years to come.”