What Have You Done to be Happy Today? – Kimberly Kaufman

I guess it started with the robot talking to me at the front of Perfect Pizza. It was the check-out clerk, one of the humanoid ones, vaguely male with his square features, bald head and glass eyes. His pupils dilated when the clouds covered the sun, and he had specks of color in each iris: blue and grey, occasionally red. The ‘bot was just human enough to feel comfortable ordering a personal pizza from, yet…

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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 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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