Saturday is for Sharing

This is a day for sharing. Once again, I feel like I’m playing catch up…but my my mad muse finally struck and I finally finished my poem to submit to the the annual HWA Poetry Showcase

Since I can’t share it, but my brain is full up with it, this is the perfect opportunity for me to share other writer’s work I’ve been reading.

First up is the poetry blog from nachtzeiteule. I know nachtzeiteule from work, and enjoy her somber subject matter. I encourage her to keep posting poetry on her blog and build up her collection. My favorite poem from what she has posted is The Garden—a conversation with a bird in a cemetery. You can find her blog on Tumblr at nachtzeiteule.tumblr.com.

Also, The Ladies of Horror Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge is underway. Hosted by Nina D’Arcangela each month, a group of women get together to respond to photo prompts. It’s so interesting to see how we all respond differently, especially when we have the same prompt. I’d like to start sharing these on my Facebook page, but here is what has already posted for this month:

  • Almost Human by Lydia Prime is a tale from another point of view. Ever feel like you are being watched in a department store? It may not be the store detective spying on you…
  • True Love by Ela Lourenco is a vicious bit of prose with a romantic slant. We all like to keep tokens from lovers…
  • The New Boy by Rie Sheridan Rose took the same photo prompt I had in a completely different direction. She leaves it up to the reader to divine what is happening, and why. My imagination has taken many different paths since reading this…
  • Lost is Found by A.F. Stewart has a lovely, dark bit of prose just in time for Earth Day. It’s a good idea to take care of nature before nature decides to take care of us…

You can catch more of these snippets of horror for the rest of the month on Nina’s blog, Spreading the Writer’s Word.

I also have this flyer from Dorothy Wilson that was sent to me with a request to share:

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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3 Responses to Saturday is for Sharing

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Thanks for posting these! I have a hard time finding the responses — more often than not. All are good, but I liked Lydia’s the best for my taste. The ending with the twist was so clever. I look forward to reading yours, Angela!

  2. Lydia Prime says:

    Thank you so much for sharing

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