Something to Distract You

I said I was coming back to my blog… but look! Is that some pretty keys?

Tonight I’m eyeball deep in issue #134. Tomorrow I upload the magazine. I’m having a hard time coming up with witty banter at the moment, so here’s something shiny.

My story “Sticky Rice” was accepted for When the Sirens Have Faded. I have a bunch of drabbles accepted for the Guilty Pleasures anthology. Mine all feature a serial killer, so I named it my “Serial Series.”

Trickster’s Treats III, an anthology that raises money for charity: water, is now available for pre-order here. charity: water is an international non-for-profit organisation you can read about here. The story I contributed is called “Soft Deadline” about a tired incubus.

Oh, and I won Poetry Nook’s 247th weekly poetry contest. The poem was called “Butterflies Lie Hay(na)ku Chain” and you can read it here. If you’re a poet, I highly recommend the entire Poetry Nook site, and their weekly poetry contest is the best.

My youngest son, Quinn Cato entered last week with a brilliant poem titled “Old Stellar.” You can read that here. I could be biased, but I think it’s excellent. You can check out this week’s contest—and enter—here. Of course, I had to toss his poem up on a quick image.

I’ve run out of keys to jingle… so I’ll just back away slowly…

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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One Response to Something to Distract You

  1. Ugh, I scrolled down to see I already mentioned most of this a few posts ago. *sigh*

    LOOK! Look at the pretty keys!!!!

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