Samhain Again

Happy Halloween! I feel a little remiss this year. With all the business of moving and work, I really haven’t done much to celebrate my favorite time of the year.

One of the reasons I love Halloween so much is because it marks the beginning of November, the month I was born in, and my new year. I look at November 1 as a time to renew goals, evaluate what I’ve done and make plans for the future.

As this year sits at that pivot for me, I look ahead to a new year full of opportunity so large the horizon runs beyond my vision. So, inspired by this lovely, dark night in Kansas City that promises snow, I wrote this.

Happy Halloween everyone!


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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