Why Does Everything

By Rafael Spregelburd
Translated by Samuel Buggeln and Ariel Gurevich

Sometimes I hide a document. I put it somewhere secret, and I start to gauge the effects. When I see everyone’s desperate, I pull the document from its stash, sign it and get the belt running again. I make myself indispensable, you understand?

Inching Towards Yeolha

By Sam-Shik Pai
Translated by Walter Byongsok Chon

Once upon a time in a tiny village called Yeolha, there used to be a spring, known for its limitless outpouring of hot water throughout the seasons. Yet over time, the village turned into a desert, lost its legacy, and fell into oblivion. Now all you can see is land, plain land, which directly meets the sky…