A Letter and a Photograph

That night, L couldn’t fall asleep. The portrait he saw hanging in Hye-gyŏng’s room lingered before his eyes.


photo of a wave breaking on the shore

Excerpt from Moonbath

Even so, it wasn’t going to take long for our life, too, to shrivel, for the ground to crack under our feet, for the light dresses of women to darken to the color of grief.

The Capybara

"So we've accomplished our plan. How does it feel?" In the back seat, Ah Yung slaps the capybara's belly, which rings out like a ripe watermelon.

Little Kastle

Sounds from the outside world were already diminishing, reduced to raspy gusts pirouetting restlessly before fading into an air drenched with odd, darkening colors. Now it was the beating of his heart that began to disturb the silence.

photo of a bed and nightstand in front of a window in a dark room

For No One

Let’s say her name was Llucia and I didn’t know how to love her...

photo of three small quaint homes in the woods

From Angel Dinner

At the end of November, the angels appear in the forest. They arrive with the first frost.