Warning: plot spoilers ahead.
“It won’t come out.”
Surgery. Pulling worm out, putting into pig.
Worms in dirt.
Pig tagged in ear.
Pig w/ other pigs.
Kissing in bed. He has scar on ankle.
Then they're lying naked in sheets in pig field
"Why do you live in hotels?"
Pregnancy is impossible
He finds her on street, she's incoherent
"I'm marrying you"
She insists on getting a car
Telling stories about past—but whose memories are they?
"I tell you a story, and you take it and make it your own"
His childhood trips to Vermont—
She's lost, he's driving, giving her directions to get out
"Why were you at my work?" "I didn't know I was"
They run home, looking for... what?
Crouched in the bathtub, afraid
She recites as he reads from WALDEN
"A sojourner in civilized life again"
"A universal and memorable ending"
Rebirth: good or bad?
Looking for more flowers, but finds only white ones
In greenhouse, the thief shakes his head "no," as if disappointed by plants
Kris w/ piglet, cradling it like a baby
Nelson Kim is a regular contributor to Hammer To Nail and an adjunct professor at Fordham and Columbia. He is currently in post-production on his first feature film, Someone Else, starring Aaron Yoo and Leonardo Nam.