(Author’s note: Life is treating me a bit better. Spring has sprung, and so has the mood to write. Here we go, starting with Today’s Fictioneers!)
When Summer Ends
by Miles H. Rost
Looking down the hill, Itaewon Street was packed for a Sunday afternoon.
Clubbers, university students, foreign workers and teachers, all were gathering in this international section of Seoul. A cross-section of Korean society could be found here most weekends.
Nigerian farmworkers and South African university teachers mingle with Koreans, of both South and North varieties, at barbecue shacks. Americans and Canadians milled about, looking for respite from the arduous week of teaching.
This was the place to be on the weekend, to not feel so alone in a foreign culture. A place to belong.
It still is the foreigners place.