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A recipient of a Glass Woman Prize, J.A. Pak's writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Atticus Review, Art/Life, Everyday Genius, Identity Theory, Kartika Review, Quarterly West, Split Quarterly, The Smoking Poet, The Subterranean Journal and Wicked Alice.


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"Panel" from www.metmuseum.org



I thought this week I’d post an excerpt from my story “Chresmographion”, which is in the current issue of Thrice Fiction.


What’s it all about? I like to think of it as a “Hansel & Gretel in modern L.A.” tale. It’s a bit “Turn of the Screw”, a bit “Alice in Wonderland”, adol angst swirling into lifelong trauma.


Here’s the excerpt:


Meeting the past an inevitable...

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Description: This is an excerpt from my novella SEAL SKIN, a story within a story, the outer husk about a girl who wants revenge on her ex-lover, the inner husk about a selkie whose ex-lover has stolen her sealskin. SEAL SKIN is now available as an ebook at Amazon and Smashwords, and will soon be available as a print book.

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I thought this week I’d post an excerpt from my story “Chresmographion”, which is in the current issue of Thrice Fict... Read more of this blog post »
J.A. Pak made a comment in the group Short Story ConnectWelcome - Introduce Yourself topic
" Thanks so much for the invite. Wonderful to meet fellow lovers of short stories. There's nothing like a good short, whether flash or 15k long, and I'm ...more "
J.A. Pak made a comment in the group The Novella ClubWhat are you currently reading? topic
" Mmars, that's quite a varied list! "
J.A. Pak made a comment in the group The Novella ClubDo you write fiction yourself? topic
" I think almost all writers feel that way, Ivan. Welcome to the club. :) "
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" Thought you all may enjoy this amazing animation of "The Scarlet Flower" by Lev Atamanov: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D7xz4... "
J.A. Pak made a comment in the group The Novella ClubKitchen (spoilers) topic
" @Buck & @Ivan: In the original Japanese the gender is probably clearer from the beginning. In Japanese, male and female speech/writing is differen ...more "
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“In reality, every reader is, while reading, the reader of his own self.”
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“We’re all in a dance, she thought. Swirling past each other, same steps, same gestures, in and out of ancient patterns, unable to stop, unable to help, except with a quick glance of helpless compassion while the silent music makes us move.”
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J.A. Pak This is so exciting! I've just added tons of videos to So Easy To Love at Wattpad. Now it's just like the original blog novella. Check out this hilarious egg video!
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