Horseplay at the Paper

Yesterday’s #TBT post got me thinking back to when I was first trying to get a job at the Beacon, and I started reflecting on what the almost two years have been like working there. Sometimes it’s been incredibly stressful as we race to meet deadlines in spite of server crashes, electricity outages and needed information not coming through. The rewards are worth it though.

All the time we have excited kids and parents come in the office to buy stacks of papers to send away to distant family. Sometimes I get to do a story that will help someone, further a good cause or share important information. Every week I get to learn about something new, making this the most exciting, fulfilling  job I’ve ever had. I’m so grateful to be welcomed in to this little corner of the world. Here’s the story I did this week:


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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