Sunday, 19 September 2010

Medley (lost chapter from a work in progress)

MEDLEY (Shampoo)

Three girls strip and mime on a podium, on fire in the blinding purple-blue light.

I’m in Suwon, a city known for trannies and homosexuality in a country where such things are not so much hidden as rare. Korea isn’t Japan. Gay doesn’t even translate into anything.

Friday, 5 March 2010

an excerpt from Apocalypse! (White Day)

Apocalypse! (White Day, not today)

I laugh way too much.

2 o'clock in the morning as I stand arms crossed, eyes bewitched in the light as the stage show begins, the all night darkness of dancing to electronic beats now giving way to the revelation of a Korean girl in a Viking helmet miming to Pussycat Dolls. The stage is her deck as Korean men dance in sync behind her with bare oiled torsos and fake snakes round their shoulders.