To Write Like He Sings

I struggle getting back to my writing groove after being immersed in the real world for the past few months. Words blossom in my mind but I’ve been busy and had no where to put them. They just wilt and blow away. It’s nice.

There’s so much less work involved when the stories stay in my head. No pressure, no editing, no adverb hunts… unwritten words are daydreams. I’ve been ‘writing’ just for me.

As I prepare for the upcoming Borderlands Bootcamp I’ve had to get back in the work mindset. It’s been a vacation to play in the snow instead of with books. But here I am…

Tonight I searched for inspiration on YouTube (also known as stalling) and stumbled across a voice that set my fingertips to itching. I’ve been away from the keyboard far too long. If I can ever write like this man sings…

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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