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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Pop Rocks

Mar 2, 2019 · 1,893 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 2 views

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This is the first chapter for Suite and Sour, the sequel to Bitter Suites, a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® finalist. Like the last book, it all starts with our "Pop" guy at the Bitter Suites, a hotel that specializes in renewable death experiences. He's found a church with meetings at the hotel. They seek to experience resurrection in an immediate way. Of course, there are limitations... but "Popped" finds a work-around. All for the greater good?

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Vanilla Rice

Nov 3, 2018 · 1,917 words (7 minutes) · 2 likes · 86 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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