New Schedule Welcomed

It’s been a long week: to change schedules we had to work both of them back to back. That was a lot of Amazon for the week, but we made it through fine. Because of it, we now have weekends free.

I had to miss StokerCon this year because I couldn’t get any more time off. That wouldn’t have been a problem if I had the weekends free.

So many events happen on Saturday—CryptiCon, Kansas City Paranormal events, game nights at the Pawn and Pint… that’s just a few. We can’t wait to start seeing the playful side of Kansas City…

…as soon as I figure out what’s wrong with the car. I pulled into a handicapped spot, just for a minute at 3 a.m., and now the car won’t start. Has my rule breaking finally called kharma down on me to pass judgement? Time will tell, and probably in just a few hours when everyone comes out to wonder who is the rude person who would do such a thing.

That would be me.

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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3 Responses to New Schedule Welcomed

  1. Marge Simon says:

    At 3 a.m. — I doubt very many handicapped people will be out and about. It is a crushing thing to happen, though. Why doesn’t this happen to people who get illegal handicapped stickers (they do exist!) and /or park during regular hours at stores or restaurants –sometimes taking up two spaces because they don’t want anyone to hurt their pretty car. (They do exist!)

    Still, SO sorry this happened, Angela!

    • Thank you! I felt terrible and guilty for having to leave my car there. All was well in the end though. It turned out just to be a flat battery, easily fixed, and no one complained about my illegal parking. I think the apology note in the window helped.

      Once again, a well edited bit of writing can open doors, and excuse our sins :)

      • Marge Simon says:

        YES! See how writing skills can come in handy at the oddest of times, or worst of times, or most appropriate of times! So glad your story has a happy ending, Anglea!

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