Snakes Are Terrible At Running Away

Abby Thorne submitted to The Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship


This is a steampunk mystery about a runaway heiress shapeshifter pick-pocket (that’s one person, mind you), a Sherlock Holmes wannabe, his (sort of) fashionable seer sister, their perfectly ordinary friend, and a mysterious pair of clockwork earrings.


[ story will be available soon ]













About Abby

Utah State University

Abby Thorne hails from West Jordan, Utah. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a Second Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology at Utah State University. Abby has read so many wonderful books by so many amazing authors that she can’t pick just one favorite; however, if pressed, her go-to answer is the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Her entry, Snakes Are Terrible At Running Away, was selected as a finalist for the 2019 Spring Semester prize: