The Too Tired Tale

image“I’m too tired to write,” she said, and her fingers stuttered across the keyboard. The ghost of an idea slid through her mind, barely visible through the exhausted fog. She noticed the muted shape, seamlessly blending with the shadows, and for a brief second it was illuminated. She saw the tale.

Her fingers sped up and moved across the keys in a staccato dance. Black type crept up the screen like mold in a time lapse video. Then, the illumination faded back into shadow and vanished. Her fingers stuttered once again and became still.

“I’m too tired to write,” she said, and her fingers grew silent.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher, and author with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. For more information visit
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