“Disappointed Love” by Hwang Seong-Hee

Cheolli-dong, Seoul Hostel. A wall with an unfamiliar face in a wanted poster delicately nailed to it. Stars made with blue cellophane stuck to the reception room door. A round, worn out woman. Is she...

“Love for Skins” by Choi Moon-Ja

When you fall in love, it’s a blessing to have an outer skin: a blessing everyone looks down on. Tearing, twisting, scorching, splitting, digging up and burying, they think so awfully low of love, but love...

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“Salt Storehouse” by Song Chang-Ho

By asking around, I’ve come all the way to a salt storehouse in search of the woman who ran off without repaying a debt.Not a single person inside and salt stopped being stored here a...

“Land of Fire” by Nam Jin-Woo

The hair of the people in this country is turning into fire. They all walk with a blaze sprouted from their heads, and whenever anyone wants to light a cigarette or a fireplace, they simply...

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“Lovers’ Number” by Kim Kyeong-Mi

When you enter that country it must be written down. So, on that night the number of your entries and vinegar are mingled with more vinegar, then swallowed. It’s a night where the candle’s flame...

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“Fixing Sigma to Fireflies’ Light” by Kim Yeong-Nam

Ah, so someone who flickers is a difficulty! Like a math formula come to an unfamiliar place to solve your mathematical series, the functional relationship between your numbers is written in the air. As I...

“Riddle” by Heo Soo-Kyeong

From the theatre, we left for a restaurant and placed food into mouths hanging on down-turned faces. From the restaurant, we went for a walk. All the stores were closed and all the bars too full...

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“Final Love Scene” by Hwang Myeong-Seung

In the hallway, there had hung a lone light bulb. We removed it and replanned the composition. In the pitch-blackness our lovers’ internal acting would have to unravel. They’d have to put in all their...