Edwyn was tired. And it was a deep exhaustion. To lift his feet was a labor. To raise his head was a chore. Every fiber of his being demanded rest, but rest was the one thing he could not stop to do. “You are a pain in the arse,” he muttered. The words were weak,… Continue reading In the Forest
Ngam-Chit hummed Beyoncé’s Best Thing I Never Had as she worked. While she did not understand the lyrics, she had committed them, as well as some other hundred American melodies, to memory. As she began on the corpse’s left arm with renewed vigor, she reached, You don’t deserve my tears. She sawed in rhythm to… Continue reading She Plays with Corpses
Below are some photos taken around Huadu, Guangzhou. Each has a story to tell, but that will have to wait for another time.
You may recall a certain restaurant’s disappearance. I was heartbroken over its loss. They alone served a mighty tasty beef dish. I knew only the picture and had never considered deciphering the name. You may also recall the appearance of a familiar pooch, one who stood forlorn on the side of the street, raising further… Continue reading On a Restaurant’s Disappearance in Huadu, Guangzhou
It was an odd sight. Dark had settled over Huadu, and I was off to dinner. Night comes early here, and even with the clock a few ticks away from 7:00 PM, visibility was low, low, low. Still, it was hard to miss the commotion beside the primary school. There were hard men all around.… Continue reading Feeling Terrified in Huadu, Guangzhou
I had never lived in a tropical climate. I had not anticipated the oppressive rain that I would have to deal with week after week. While the rest of the world was blanketed in snow, Huadu was drowned in wet. The first of the three was taken recently. The weather had kept me from uploading… Continue reading More Flooding in Huadu, Guangzhou
That I have not mentioned my uniform-clad students as of late does not mean that their militaristic shouts and cries have faded from the early hours of the morning. I did not feel it deserved mention. It has become so commonplace that I forgot it was noteworthy. What birthed this amalgamation of words one calls… Continue reading Still Feeling Safe in Huadu, Guangzhou