Ancille lost her hearing when her brother Sam and sister Anastasia were taken by the Amanojuko as children. (See Ancille Part 1) Despite her mother, Alexand Merek’s constant encouragement and reassurance, Ancille can’t help being haunted by her absent mirror twin. (Note: The haernyarn are wraiths that serve Amanojuko lords. You can read about their conception in The Floating Asylum parts 2 3 and 4) Special thanks to Katharine Griffiths for an enjoyable interview. She asked me about my work here. You should go and check out her review and interview site, The Thiessen Review, on wordpress. You can read my interview if you’d like too? It tells you a little about why I write. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Posts Tagged ‘identical twin’
Posted in Art, Blogs, Books, Experimental, Experimental short story, graphic novel, Illustrated Short Story, Story Book Characters, Writing, tagged Alexand Merek, Ancille Merevija, archery, defence, haunted, ice cream, identical twin, mother and daughter, The Amanojuko, Unbound Boxes Limping Gods on October 3, 2012 | 35 Comments »
Posted in Art, Blogs, Books, Experimental, Experimental short story, graphic novel, Illustrated Short Story, Story Book Characters, Writing, tagged Alexand Merek, alopecia, Heyem Merek, identical twin, Inajda Rekaya, Jarad Vijay, jealousy, recovery, Samuel Merevija, sibling rivalry, The Floating Asylum, Unbound Boxes Limping Gods on August 15, 2012 | 27 Comments »
After waking from a catatonic state, (due to her imprisonment in The Floating Asylum) Alexand is recovering at home with her family. Unfortunately for Alexand, her identical twin sister, Heyem has arrived, eager to ‘help’ Alexand recover from her trauma. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Posted in Art, Blogs, Books, Experimental, Experimental short story, graphic novel, Illustrated Short Story, Story Book Characters, Writing, tagged A Day in the life of Juba Apfvarzian, Alexand Merek, alopecia, asylum, best friends, Book Characters, camp fire, dance, desert, disability, Disconnected stories, dreadlocks, drunk, fantasy, feminist fiction, future, graphic novel, hallucination, Heyem Merek, husband, identical twin, illustration, insane, Juba Apfvarzian, literature, loss, makeup, micro blog, music, mythology, piano, pirate, reunion, running away, science fiction, Short illustrated stories, song, speculative fiction, stolen, surreal, Unbound Boxes Limping Gods, virus, war, wife, writing on October 20, 2010 | 8 Comments »
Juba Apfvarzian needs to forget his past. He spends a lot of time taking drugs and drinking with his best friend and fellow drunk Alexand Merek. They met decades ago on a floating asylum ship for the criminally insane. Juba had a wife, Lucy and a son, Ayo, before he went to the asylum. When he was released, he discovered that they had both died of influenza, and he was alone. He and Alexand met up again after her release and discovered that they had a lot in common. Alexand had also lost her wife, Katherine to an unknown virus and her husband Jarad to an unbeatable war. Her son, Sam and daughter, Anastasia had been stolen when they were children. Alexand’s surviving daughter Ancille has grown up and Alexand and Juba spend a lot of their lives trying to run away from bad things. This is one of those days. (A Spanish version is now available to read, translated by Hernán Jara Droguett.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.