The Strangeness of the Day by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Approx. 9,210 words.
Published on December 24, 2010 by
Nora Barr’s struggling law practice gets a boost when she meets a tall, dark, and handsome stranger who has a snake wrapped around his arm and a short sidekick with a mean mouth. The stranger claims he’s got custody of Sleeping Beauty, and he needs Nora’s help to protect her. Against her better judgment, Nora helps—and her life changes forever.
The inspiration for the novel Utterly Charming.