A question for Kimberly Kaufman

Q: What is the hardest part of writing for you?

A: Re-writing, revising, and editing! It is not only difficult to find the time needed for a re-write, but it can be difficult to remain inspired when you’re sweating over a piece of writing and struggling to find the right words to convey the concept you have in your head. It is the “easy” part of writing— the concept and character— that forces me to continue with a piece, no matter how exhausted I am. Without that character encouraging me, I would probably not write at all.


Kimberly Kaufman’s story “What Have You Done to Be Happy Today?” was published on Friday, 11 August 2017.
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About Paul A. Hamilton

Paul A. Hamilton is a writer, editor, and technologist living in Northern California with his wife and two daughters. His stories feature broken people, reassembled worlds, beautiful monsters, and hideous love. He gets his inspiration by impersonating an old-timey bartender, listening to stories told by lonely strangers. When not writing, he can be found reading, drawing, taking photographs, or riding roller coasters.

More from him can be found at ironsoap.com, and @ironsoap.


Paul A. Hamilton’s story “ Oven Game ” will be published on Friday, 18 August 2017.
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Papa Pedro’s Children – Karl Dandenell

Peter Carlson held the gurgling two-month-old infant with one hand, while the other dug through a dresser drawer. “Bwa! Bah!” gurgled the baby. “Right as usual, Cassie,” Peter said, pulling out a bright red knit cap. It was too small. Peter shook his head. “I know this fit yesterday.” He found another cap, a patterned alpaca wool hat with big earflaps. He pulled it down firmly over Cassie’s head. “Command: weather,” he said. Twelve degrees,…

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It came from Rachel Kolar

Rachel Kolar’s story “Be Prepared to Shoot the Nanny” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 20 January 2017. I’m fascinated by stories that take place long after the zombie apocalypse, from World War Z to Fido to the last five minutes of Shaun of the Dead. Horror fans and academics have spilled gallons of ink analyzing the popularity of zombies in a post-9/11 world—the zombie apocalypse helps us process that apocalyptic day, the breakdown of…

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About Kimberly Kaufman

Kimberly Kaufman lives in San Francisco with her husband and pet demon. (Some would call this pet demon a cat but Kimberly knows better). When not toiling away at her day job in law, she’s probably reading an Ursula Le Guin book or playing her 1975 Rickenbacker bass at full volume


Kimberly Kaufman’s story “What Have You Done to Be Happy Today?” was published on Friday, 11 August 2017.
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