It’s Shockin’ Y’all!

  As I took a deep breath, I inhaled a thick, heavy stench of stale produce while dragging my sandals through stagnate sewer water in the side alleyway. Sweat dripped off every inch of my body, as if I had intentionally been sitting in a sauna, unable to hold my eyelids open any longer. 7/11, where are you? My blurry gaze led me through the Suphan Buri day market. “You, try this!” A 70-year-old, wide-eyed, grinning Thai woman aggressively shoved a charcoal-fried scorpion on a stick in front of my nostrils. Using all of the energy I had, I...

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