Yuri Csapo


When I was eight years old, I wrote my first short story. I had been reading for a while, but at that moment I realized that what I read, must have been written by someone! Therefore, I could write too, for other people to read, right? So I wrote a western. It was a mistaken identity story, an innocent man sentenced for a crime he didn’t commit. I described his journey trying to prove his innocence, and I gave the little story a happy ending.

After reading it once, I immediately realized that something was missing. “I know! It needs a drawing!” So I drew the bad guy behind bars, with a text bubble that said “Grrrrr!”

But something was still missing... What could it be? I didn’t know, but I knew how to solve it: everything looks better under a layer of red crayon, doesn’t it? “This just makes it hard to read,” complained my audience - my parents, of course.

Anyway, I still write like an eight year old, but hopefully I learned how to create an image with shading, depth, and texture without resorting to the red crayon!

Where to find Yuri Csapo online


Than and Now
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Too tired to remember, too painful to forget? Do you really want to let go? Only Dr. Than removes unwanted memories.
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A small tale of technology mediating the connection between two minds.
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: American English. Published: April 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
In a snow-covered cabin on a Rockies peak, a couple wonders where all the silence comes from.
In the Beginning
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
First contact. For the first time, humans will be meeting members of another intelligent species. One man has a question: why now? The answer will be more surprising than he could have imagined.

Smashwords book reviews by Yuri Csapo

  • Out of the Box on Feb. 23, 2013

    Ms. Edmonds manages to pack an impressive number of relevant themes in a very compact story. I recommend you read it early morning like I did - it will put a positive spin on your day!
  • The Mason Procedure on March 01, 2013

    Very cool little short story, reminds me of the days right after I discovered Analog, ages ago. Definitely worth a read, I am looking forward to the two additional shorts promised at the end of this one.
  • Words With Friends With Benefits on March 07, 2013

    Very well written, and a very clever idea. A fun short story about what romance is all about.