Julia Glassman’s work has appeared in Kitchen Sink and Monkeybicycle. She lives in Paris, France. 
Dec 01 2004
We’d only been in Otsu two months when Greg stopped speaking English to me. Not cold turkey. A little less English here, a little more Japanese there–a little and a little, and little by little I realized that I never understood him, that instead of speaking he just made noises at me.