I've been working this month on my next North Korea novel, and I have to say it's been one of my most enjoyable writing projects to date. I really appreciate everyone who prayed for me while I've been working on this draft.
The title of the book is Flower Swallow, and it begins like this:
I never woulda guessed a bowl of curst noodles could cause so much trouble, but that’s exactly what happened. And the more I think about it, the more I figure none of this woulda happened if I didn’t sneak that food. But that’s hard for a growing boy to do, you know? Even now, Pastor laughs at me and tells me I eat more than an elephant. I know he’s just teasing me, though, because he took me to see an elephant at the zoo once, and it didn’t eat like me at all.
So anyway, Teacher, you said I should tell my story, even though I can’t guess why you wanna know it. Curst food and baby ghosts and such, that’s not really the kinda things we read about in school. ’Less you’re talking about fairytales or stuff and nonsense like that. But my story sure isn’t no fairytale. I know enough of those to follow how they go generally, and well, this ain't gonna be like that. Once I start, you’ll see for yourself what I mean.
Random Fact: Elephants are my favorite zoo animal.
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