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Tonya Smith
Aurora, Colorado

Gamer, bookworm, toker, science fiction enthusiast, and all-around nerd.

About Tonya

I’ve known that I wanted to be a writer since I was able to hold a pen in my hand. I scribbled stories instead of drawing, and I was the rare child who even enjoyed school essays. When I wasn’t writing I was reading, devouring books as like they were the only thing that could feed my soul.

I started writing professionally for Sidelines, contributing there for over a year. I wrote for Sidelines about parenting and then branched out to write about gaming and lifestyle.

I am passionate about psychology, anthropology, and history. I want to bring my love of story, myth, and song to Popularium in order to explore the threads that connect humanity.

Stories by Tonya

Love & Smash Bros. | The perfect combo
Love & Smash Bros.
The perfect combo

There is just something about Super Smash Bros. that takes even the sweetest and quietest among us and morphs them into a shit-talker of the highest order.

Vampire Slaying For The Soul | Psych 101 and the mouth of hell
Vampire Slaying For The Soul
Psych 101 and the mouth of hell

When things look the bleakest, that’s when Buffy is at her finest. She is calm and confident, trusting in her skills and abilities. She dances in the eye of the storm, and so could I.

Maternal Instincts | Protecting my baby dinosaurs
Maternal Instincts
Protecting my baby dinosaurs

'What’s going on?' I asked, assessing the situation. She nodded her head to a woman nearby, who was eyeing us suspiciously and mumbling to herself. 'She hit me.'

The Female Orgasm, Harry Potter Erotica, & Midgets With Buckets | A story of family bonding
The Female Orgasm, Harry Potter Erotica, & Midgets With Buckets
A story of family bonding

Quiet, conservative Lily chose to read aloud the phrase, "delicious arsehole" in reference to an innocent English child actor.

Our Love In 68 Lines | Meet Joe
Our Love In 68 Lines
Meet Joe

... his breath tickled my ear. My pulse quickened, and I felt my face go hot. Something new began to stir inside me.