Katrina Smith

Quirky speculative fiction with homemade spaceships, confused robots, terrifying goblin lovers and just a tiny bit of social commentary.

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Katrina Smith writes short fiction and essays while she waits for the mothership to come. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Daily Science Fiction, The Future Fire, Metaphorosis Magazine, Synaesthesia, Salon, and The Butter, among others. She has an MFA from George Mason University. She lives in Bend, Oregon, surrounded by Ponderosa pines, her two children, a wild otter and an assortment of pets. This bucolic location does not help her word as much as she hoped it would, but at least she’s still writing.

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Bar Hive Beekeeping

Published Jun 12, 2019 · 2,003 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 47 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Lyrical Strange dark philosophical postapocalyptic Rules of the Run

Life behind the Wall is difficult to comprehend for most of the Lost. For the Sisters Penitent, control is the only thing that still makes sense-- and for the Marshal, control is the only thing that matters.




Language of the Gulls

Published Jun 5, 2019 · 4,665 words (17 minutes) · 27 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction philosophical postapocalyptic Allegorical Ocean Stories teen beachpunk story inside story melancholy Family Rules of the Run Lyrical Strange

Inside the Walls, Turtle and his sister navigate the organized zealotry that has taken hold of the survivors in the quarantine zone by running and hiding. A quiet morning on a lonely beach is too good an opportunity for salvage to pass up-- but even stolen moments and memories come with a cost, and sometimes not even belief can save you.