Farokh is thirteen and has just lost his father, Eric, to a heart attack. He is angry with his father for dying and longs for a different life, somewhere better than his homeland. He wants to be like his older sister, Alexand. Nothing will convince him that life in the army isn’t the great adventure he dreams about. The mandarin in the second drawing reads, “Beloved Father.” It was placed there by Heyem in his honour. This story is set a few weeks after issue # 9: The Guild Master’s General. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 16: Farokh Merek
May 11, 2011 by cherylmoore
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Coming soonForthcoming releases, Issue 87: Samuel Merevija Part 2 (Wednesday 29th May) Issue 88: Butterflies (Wednesday 5th June) Issue 89: Mr Ash Part 2 (Wednesday 12th June) Issue 90: Gianti Dincrind Part 2 (Wednesday 19th June) Issue 91: Baio Yujia's Ghost Part 2 (3 year anniversary special, Tuesday 25th June) Issue 92: Baio-Yujia's Ghost Part 3 (Wednesday 3rd July) Issue 93: Baio-Yujia's Ghost Part 4 (Wednesday 10th July) Issue 94: Baio-Yujia's Ghost Part 5 (TBA) Issue 95: The Unbound Box Part 1 (TBA) Issue 96: The Unbound Box Part 2 (TBA) and Issue 97: The Unbound Box Part 3 (TBA)
What is this?Unbound Boxes Limping Gods is the first in a series of speculative fiction manuscripts, for which I'm seeking publication. These short stories feature some of the characters in a time set before the novels.
So many stories! Where do I begin?Go to the Story timelines tab at the top, and you can read all the stories in order of time. You'll find them gradually connecting together.
About the Characters
The blurb for Unbound Boxes Limping Gods(Set in 4041, the first book begins on Christmas Island, Japan.) Alexand Merek is a woman who treasures "Bad Things," and delights in music. She has done something stupid, placing those she loves in danger. Women like her are not welcome in the ordinary world, where women who play piano and dance with wives are placed into, "The Bad Thing Box." Alexand must fight to bring her lost family back together to save them from an unimaginable fate. (If you would like to see this book published, please press the follow button. The writer gives life to a story, but the reader keeps it alive.)
This is for you Dad.My stories and my world are dedicated to you, Dad. You died before I was old enough to know who you were. I will try to find you in my stories, to go to places far away from this world, to search for you. Maybe one day I'll know you again. Until then I'll keep writing. I'll never forget you. Cheryl
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