Angela Yuriko Smith

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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. Find her online at

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Vanilla Rice

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

Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction Strange

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.