Second Story for KC Star

Use what you have

Tonight I’ll be spending my birthday doing what I love—writing. I have a second opportunity to write a story for the Kansas City Star. Last interview was done this morning and I’m ready to start writing.

Surrounded by boxes, my computer at least is set up and ready. I couldn’t find a note pad for the first interview so I used what was at hand for my notes… the Budget Truck rental receipt.

I try never to say no to opportunity, even if I feel unprepared. If we wait for life to be perfect, we will finally be ready when we’re dead. Obviously, that’s too late.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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