Author Archives: Angela Yuriko Smith

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.

Fiction: Pain Relief

I still owe a recap of Borderlands Bootcamp and I will get that up this week. One of the results of that weekend of intense writer training was the following story. We were each given the first line of an … Continue reading

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Haiku Story: Jewel Day 9

Jewel—February 9 In a ruby pool he found the lovely maiden— heart barely beating. Jewel is an ongoing story told in haiku to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Women of Horror Month and National Haiku Month. Read the previous Jewel haiku here. … Continue reading

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Interview with a Real Vampire

Warning: This may be a controversial post. I was approached by a gentleman that claims to be a real vampire, so I, of course, interviewed him. This is a result of being infected by the v5 virus. You can read … Continue reading

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Haiku Story: Jewel Day 8

Jewel—February 8 He came to rob tombs relieving corpse of treasure— useless currency. Jewel is an ongoing story told in haiku to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Women of Horror Month and National Haiku Month. Read Jewel haiku 1-7 here. Read the … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Ghosts of the Sea Moon

A. F. Stewart has a new book! In the Outer Islands, gods and magic rule the ocean. Under the command of Captain Rafe Morrow, the crew of the Celestial Jewel ferry souls to the After World and defend the seas … Continue reading

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A Haiku Story Begins: Jewel 1-7

A lot of the things that have been keeping me occupied are finished and I feel the need for a challenge… and it happens to be National Haiku Month. Starting today, I’m going to attempt an ongoing story through February, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Jack Ketchum is Dead, Reflections From His “Idiot Bastard Son”

From Angela: The following has been written by Turner Mojica, a friend of the recently departed Jack Ketchum. I have been asked by my friend Soraya Murillo Hernandez and Turner to publish this in honor of Jack. How could I … Continue reading

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Haiku Month Begins

Just back from Borderlands Bootcamp and it was absolutely worth it. I don’t have time to give a full recap now (the day job calls) but watch for that early next week. Now that this huge event is in my … Continue reading

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AFK For the Weekend

I won’t be here all weekend long as I learn to sweat ink at Borderlands Pres Writers Bootcamp. I also plan to visit the grave of Edgar Allan Poe to celebrate his belated birthday (Jan. 19) and, most exciting, visit … Continue reading

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The Passing of Jack

Today I woke up to a world without Jack Ketchum. I won’t say we were friends, but I knew him well enough to know I liked him, and after I read The Girl Next Door, I worried about liking him. … Continue reading

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