More Ladies of Horror!

I have been sharing the Ladies of Horror Picture-Prompt challenges on my Facebook page in April but thought they ended at the turn of the month, but I am happy to say I was mistaken.

More posts have gone up that I missed. I usually share them on my Facebook page unless I have a few at once—like now.

Ladies of Horror is a writing group I joined a few months ago. Each month Nina D’Arcangela sends participants a photo. We respond with a poem or short prose piece inspired by the photo she sent. She posts the writings on her blog, Spreading the Writer’s Word.

I always love writing from prompts. It helps me to break out of any ruts I’m settling in to. I get new ideas to play with. I learn to be disciplined and honor deadlines. I get feedback on my work. It’s also just a lot of fun.

I think every writer of any level benefits from prompt writing. So far I’ve written Baited Breath and Not Enough Cat Whiskers. My May offering will be a poem tie-in to my already published story The Heaven Grift. And now, let me catch you up on the Ladies of Horror posts I’ve missed sharing:

Bonded by Elizabeth H. Smith—a spooky little nugget that manages to tell a lifetime in a paragraph.

3… 2… 1 by Julianne Snow—another short piece that explores madness from within.

The Unheard Voice by Asena Lourenco—ten-year-old Asena has created a poem with a surprisingly mature voice tinged with darkness. Looking forward to see more from this new writer.

Find the audio version of Not Enough Cat WhiskersBaited Breath and more here.


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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