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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.
Fiction Series: Ongoing 2 Chapters
Updated Jun 17, 2019 · 2,252 words (9 minutes) · 597 views
“Cartography and Other Magic” is told via letters sent between estranged sisters. When their difficult mother falls to a sudden illness, Amanda searches the country for a greater truth, her travels revealing a world full of uncommon monsters and revelations, while Anna is left handling both her life as a mother and her own mother’s complicated caretaking.
Published Jun 12, 2019 · 2,003 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 508 views
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.
Published Jun 5, 2019 · 4,676 words (18 minutes) · 753 views
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.