Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @darc_nina #LoH

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

All Our Problems Solved
by Angela Yuriko Smith

It was breathtaking

for 30 golden seconds.



a generation

worshipping the sun, falling

into soot and ash


smudging the white sand

with loss of life. Souls rising—

charcoal wisps of smoke



along with all the problems—

a grim solution.


World hunger ended

in a flash. No more fighting:

World peace in pieces.


Divided no more

our flesh burned in unison…

all our problems solved.



More from Angela Yuriko Smith:

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author and co-publisher of Space and Time magazine, a publication that has been printing speculative fiction, art and poetry since 1966. Together we build a poem as a community each month. Visit “Exquisite Corpse” at to submit.

Catch up with Angela here!


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3 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @darc_nina #LoH

  1. afstewart says:


  2. Marge Simon says:

    A most poignant poem, Angela! As you clearly have put it, there would be no more discrimination, bigotry, persecution, and war — all being equal at last.

  3. Such a beautiful poem – and a chilling but effective solution to a whole heap of troubles (not sure if you’ve ever heard the vintage radio drama ‘ the death of grass’ – where, so save the population from starving, the authorities planned to corral people in cities and nuke them – it makes twisted sense!)

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