The Hammock Spirit

“There seem to be more of them than last time,” I was thinking out loud.  We were passing a plot of land with many hammocks...

Confusion at T-junction

’It’s for the spirits, so that they don’t get confused. Because spirits travel in straight lines and this is a T-junction, that will confuse them’’...

The turtle

  Mother Khong saw another turtle along the road. She wanted to pick it up, but she hesitated. She did not have to return the...

Freaky spirit drawing

I was sitting in the back with the kids one Sunday and they were drawing pictures. One girl had drawn pictures of women. They were...

Hoping but never knowing

It’s Saturday morning 6 o clock. I wake up by the sound of a man’s voice through the loudspeaker very close to our house and...

Buying your way out of sin

I found it at a petrol station, somewhere in the middle of Isaan, pasted to the information board: the sin table. An enterprising Isaan monk...