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by Cassie Marketos

Ko siboya — Rented a motorbike yesterday. It took some getting used to: heavy metal between my legs and the quick, eager thrust of the engine. Drove across the one road of the island. My backpack is lighter because I finished the heavy book —Unnecessary Errors, Caleb Crain — and swapped it out for the lighter hardback —The Tenth of December, George Saunders, finally — and it skips gently on my spine at every...

Today's office

Today's office.

by Cassie Marketos

Ko phayam — I lacerated myself on a coil of rusted wire fencing yesterday. Didn’t see the metal’s ragged edge, concealed placidly beneath yellowed grass, and — mid-stride — took two metal prongs straight into the...


Gone fishing

by Cassie Marketos

Ko phayam — Have to hurry. Electricity only a few hours a day and wi-fi for even less then that. What to prioritize telling you? The squid boats at night, halogen lights as boisterous as a baseball field’s. Lon...

Asia, Bangkok, Thailand

White guys in Asia

by Colin Wright

Bangkok — I spent some time living in Bangkok, arriving at the tail-end of a ‘red shirt’ revolution that predictably solved no problems and pockmarked the urban landscape with bullet holes. After Buenos Aires ...

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