Smoke (2007–08)

Image: 'ray gun', by John Bunting via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

In November 2007, while living in Melbourne, I began writing prose poetry pieces about a girl named Jet Fader and her mysterious Korean boyfriend, and posting them, unedited, on this website.

By February 2008, what had started out as a meditation had morphed into a 31-part series with a vague narrative arc and potential for plenty more.

These pieces would later be compiled as ‘Smoke’, and would serve as a foundation of sorts for ‘Steam’, another story featuring the same characters, which I drafted while living in Seoul in 2009.

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