The Works of Natalie Smothers

Author of fiction and the occasional essay

Welcome! You'll find everything here from zombie novellas to mainstream fiction with a hint of relationship drama and news about new things that I am working on. I hope to also put up a few free short stories in the future and sell books as well, so please keep checking back for new stuff!

And of course, thank you so much for visiting! I hope you find something here that interests you!

About the Author

I was exposed to the music of David Byrne at a young age and I like to think that explains a lot, except why I love the Oxford comma. There's no intellectualizing that.

I write for two simple reasons: I have to get these stories out of my head and I want to give people a chance to know the characters I have created as well and as fondly as I do. Even thought I seem to enjoy putting them in uncomfortable situations I love every one of my characters. Even when they don't do what they're supposed to. Especially when they don't do what they're supposed to.

Take a look around, find something you like, and send me a note if you'd like. Until then I'll leave you with a quote from my favorite band, Calhoun.

You will find the words, just give it time.

From the Blog

52 Week Short Story Challenge #10 – WireLurker

I was late uploading this story because of reasons, but I assure you it was finished Saturday. WireLurker It usually took Bryan Grady at least … [Read More...]

Holly Jolly Headache

I am not the world's biggest fan of Christmas music. Even when I was a kid it wasn't the most wonderful time of the year for me. I think a big part of it … [Read More...]

52 Week Short Story Challenge #5.5 – Sacked (Again)

  A couple of weeks ago, the prompt was a little different. We were invited to go to Page to Pixel's writing prompt generator and let it find us … [Read More...]

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