Cover Photo: illustration of hands peeling a Korean pear
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

Don’t Break the Peel

Halmoni didn’t tell me she loved me. Her love could be seen in the work of her hands.

This is it, this is where it breaks

I love you

No, you idiots, you arrested him yesterday, don’t you remember?

Noah Cho teaches middle-school English in the San Francisco Bay Area. His writing has appeared on NPR's CodeSwitch, Shondaland, The Atlantic, and The Toast. He spends most of his free time going on hikes with and taking photos of his doggo, Porkchop.