In the years before the arts were put inside “The Bad Thing Box,” there were artists and dreamers, musicians and opera singers. Edith MehXian was one of those artists. From the age of seventeen she sang amongst the finest opera singers in The Chinese Hall of Excellence. She came from a poor family, but her skill was so great that she won a scholarship and became one of the most loved singers in the whole of China. This is the story of her final performance. The day her dream ended. Edith was a perfectionist. She wanted people to remember her, flawlessly. (This story is dedicated to one of my childhood heroes, Elizabeth Sladen, who will be missed by many people, some of whom didn’t even know her, but grew up loving Sarah Jane Smith.) Edith MehXian is Alexand and Heyem’s paternal grandmother. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 14: Edith MehXian
April 21, 2011 by cherylmoore
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Coming soonForthcoming releases, Issue 253: Heyem Merek Part 9 (Wednesday 27th July) Issue 254: The Guild Master's General Part 10 (Wednesday 3rd August) Issue 255: A Very Peculiar Day (Wednesday 10th August) Issue 256: The Fourteenth of May (Wednesday 17th August) Issue 257: The Guild Master's General Part 11 (Wednesday 24th August) Issue 258: Alexand Merek Part 16 (Wednesday 31st August) Issue 259: Afterlife (TBA) Issue 260: Love In A Box Part 6 (TBA) Issue 261: Afterlife Part 2 (TBA) Issue 262: Love In A Box Part 7 (TBA) Issue 263: Heyem Merek Part 10 (TBA) Issue 264: Day One (TBA) Issue 265: Abouna Panak Part 4 (TBA) and Issue 266: Jarad Vijay Part 4 (TBA)
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What is this?Unbound Boxes Limping Gods is the first in a series of speculative fiction manuscripts. 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
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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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