New Machine, New Beginning

Meet iNinja

Meet iNinja

A few weeks ago my computer (Lord Mac) up and died, taking all my files with him into the great unknown. I fell back to working on my phone, which, as much as I love it, is more difficult. I know there have been more errors and typos in my posts lately, and I appreciate the patience.

Today I am officially back to a computer, a souped up Macbook that runs like a ninja – quiet, efficient and quick. This new guy, who I am at this moment naming iNinja, was previously owned by a friend who is a Mac aficionado and she gave him all the bells and whistles he needs to reach uber status.

With the death of Lord Mac I realized that I have very emotional relationships with my machines. It took me a week to get on iNinja and start living with him. I had a reluctance to begin another tech relationship. I’m still in a very passionate relationship with my phone, a Samsung Galaxy 4 who caught my eye with a 13 megapixel camera and then stole my heart.

But here I am, at a new beginning, with all my tools back. I started doing the micro stories because, on my phone, I couldn’t do much else. I like them and will continue posting new stories, but a little more polished.

When I say rough draft on my phone, it’s pretty rough. The last tale I typed sitting on the floor next to my bed because it was the only quiet place I could find in the house. Spellcheck doesn’t work well and I had an inch of text screen. I think that classifies as survivalist writing. The only step down from there is to use a paper and pencil.

Now I’m excited to see what can be done with new tech gear and all rested up. Lessons learned and now on to new things.

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 SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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