My Monchu Man

Mr. SmithA few days ago I discussed the importance of monchu. Today I am taking a break from my laptop to spend time with my monchu man, Mr. Smith.

How did I wind up being paired with this amazing man? He rides a motorcycle, will soon have his second degree black belt and is the 7 state Songham Taekwondo District Champion in the south east region in Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapon Forms and Combat Weapon Sparring. He’s also Australian, so he sounds as good as he looks.

District ChampAs if this weren’t all enough, our temperaments are matched, we have the same sense of humor, goals and dreams. He stepped in and took on my three, unruly teenagers and has been a positive influence in their lives. We have matching back tattoos. In my mind, few things are as romantic as matching tattoos.

I just wanted to take a few minutes today to thank my husband and tell him how proud I am of him. I try to maintain privacy for my family and seldom mention them publicly, but without their support, I couldn’t do any of this.

We can’t celebrate Father’s Day Sunday because he’s working, so today belongs to Mr. Smith.


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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One Response to My Monchu Man

  1. I’m sure your Monchu man loved this post! He sounds great!

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