♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue III

{Prologue III} Jae (Song Jae Won)’s 1999 South Korea They wouldn’t let me out. When I finally shoved past the barricade of arms, and barreled out of the bedroom into Dad’s chamber where the loud noises echoed, I had to cough hard to clear my lungs. Clouds of smoke in the air were far tooContinue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue III”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue II

{Prologue II} Pierre, Kim Sarkozy’s 1999South Korea His last words to him were: “Do not ever speak a word of what you saw.” Time will never diminish Pierre’s memories of this particular night. Through dreams and waking nightmares, his recollection always began like this: The assailant’s large pointed dagger was dripping with fresh scarlet blood.Continue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue II”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I

{Prologue I} Reina Yamaguchi’s 1999Nagoya If you believed that babies are born with no conscious memories – as blank as a paper, then children can be trained to be fearless, or conditioned to fear anything. Parents often warn their kids by injecting elements of horror. Headless ghouls, the boogeyman, killer clowns and strangers who offerContinue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo4

{Installation} – [oo4] You trust us to find her? Your trust is cheap. February 2017 South Korea “Here, this is the source of our system’s hijack, Mr Yamaguchi.” The aforementioned ran his eyes across the network protocol and address. “A one-man operation?” “Indeed. Helluva a genius this one is. Shall I get rid of him?Continue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo4”

♛ SCARLET CAROUSEL | OO3

{Installation} – [oo3] Life would be an endgame if we knew it all. February 2017 South Korea Even Las Vegas was in boycott of his calls. Pierre consciously fights the urge to crush the identical twin of his own cellphone in his palm. Calls to his Nagasaki hometown, directed to the comrade who had handedContinue reading “♛ SCARLET CAROUSEL | OO3”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo2

{Installation} – [oo2] Noemie Matsumoto is accustomed to getting what she wants. A girl with a purpose. February 2017 South Korea “Noemie is late! I tried dialling her cellphone but it’s been going straight to voicemail.” “I wouldn’t be too worried. Knowing Noemie, she’s possibly hooked up with some fella on her way to Miller’s.”Continue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo2”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo1

{Installation} – [oo1] …he rolls the strange word around his tongue, “Home.” To a vagabond, the concept of belonging constantly emerges as an entirely new sensation. January 2017 South Korea Jae cruises down Myeongdong alley, slows down only to briefly admire a pair of attractive well-heeled legs that were thinly veiled by sheer hosiery, elegantlyContinue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo1”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue V

{Prologue} Noemie Matsumoto’s 2017, South Korea When Noemie first laid eyes upon his handsomely flawed face, her heart squeezed with unexplained intrigue. Everything about him screamed perfection, right down to his seeming lack of passion for love, lust and women, which was totally atypical considering his type. Usually, a once-over was Noemie required to haveContinue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue V”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue IV

{Prologue} Eiji Saito’s 1999 Fukushima Sunshine boy!  Back home in Fukushima, the old lady with the limp at the convenience store welcomed her favourite elementary school boy with a daily tube of chocolate mint candies. Before her passing, Eiji crossed the street twice a day just to say hello and accepted her gifts with greatContinue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue IV”