So Many Irons, So Little Fire

profile eyesI hate that I’m not a vampire.

It’s not because I want to be forever beautiful or powerful. Whatever.

I wish I were a vampire so that I ould have the most valuable gift of all: time.

Right now there are so many things I want to do. Ideas crowd my head, making me insane. All of them crowd behind my eyelids, each of them demanding to be the first to be free. See my eyelid twitching? That’s an idea trying to get out.

If I could only live forever I wouldn’t feel my mortal coils quite so acutely. I’d have the luxery of procrastination. So any hungry vampres out there, I’d negotiate for a bite if it gave me enough time to finish off my “To Do List.”

Let’s make a deal ;D

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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