Angela Yuriko Smith

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Angela Yuriko Smith's work is published in print and online publications, including "Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase" vols. 2-4 and "Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy" anthology. Her novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Her first collection of poetry, "In Favor of Pain," was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. All her books are available on Amazon. Currently, she publishes Space and Time Magazine, a 52 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or

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Published Apr 20, 2019 · 977 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 31 views

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A young girl defeats an evil witch using only words. Stick and stones won't break bones, but words can save a life. Originally written for Spreading the Writer’s Word 12-25-2018

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The Last Child

Published Apr 20, 2019 · 468 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 35 views

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Written for the Women of Horror prompt challenge in February 2019. Read the original at Nina D’Arcangela’s Spreading the Writer’s Word blog here:

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Published Apr 3, 2019 · 533 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 67 views

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Written as a prompt given by Ruschelle Dillon when she interviewed me for Horror Tree. Read the original interview at Also published in 43nd issue of The Sirens Call eZine, Women in Horror Month 10

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Suite & Sour Chapter 1—3: Pop Rocks, Absinthe Minded and Poptarts

Published Mar 2, 2019 · 5,415 words (20 minutes) · 2 likes · 90 views

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Raw, lightly edited chapters 1—3 of Suite and Sour, the sequel to Bitter Suites, a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® finalist.

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Vanilla Rice

Published Nov 3, 2018 · 1,917 words (7 minutes) · 2 likes · 137 views

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Vanilla Rice is the birth story for the "Bitter Suites" universe. The rundown apartments where Yoshiko and Killian live for a year (in "Bitter Suites") happens to be around the corner from the suicide hotel. You’ll note some similarities between the stories—mention of certain residents and painted over windows, among other things. "Bitter Suites" is available on Amazon.

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