"Ga Je Mee?"

"American author Josh Pachter teaches communication studies and film appreciation at a two-year college in Virginia. From 1980 to 1991, he taught on US military bases in Europe and the Middle East, including stints in the Cambridge area and London. He writes crime fiction, edits genre anthologies, and translates fiction and nonfiction from Dutch into English, such as Tessa de Loo's The Sweet Factory Girls (Litro 100: Dutch issue).'"

I wrote "Ga Je Mee?" a long time ago, but it's not a crime story, so I had absolutely no idea what to do with it and never sold it...

... until 2011, when, after the British magazine Litro published my translation of Tessa de Loo's "The Candy-Factory Girls" as "The Sweet Factory Girls" in its one-hundredth "All Dutch Authors" issue, I found out that issue 110 was going to focus on "Street Fiction" and submitted Ga Je Mee?

Litro bills itself as "London's leading short-story magazine," and it's distributed for free at various places around the city. When issue 110 came out, I was pleased to see that my name was listed on the cover, and the back cover was given over to an excerpt from Ga Je Mee?

I like this story. It's completely different from anything else I've ever attempted, and I think I managed to make it work. If you'd like to read it, you can click here.

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