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 266: Jarad Vijay Part 4 (Wednesday 26th October) Issue 267: The Woman Who Never Was (Wednesday 2nd November) Issue 268: The Woman Who Never Was Part 2 (Wednesday 9th November) Issue 269: Jarad Vijay Part 5 (Wednesday 16th November) Issue # 270: Katherine De Somme Part 16 (Wednesday 23rd November) Issue # 271: Motherland Part 6 (TBA) Issue # 272: The Factory (TBA) Issue # 273: The Factory Part 2 (TBA) Issue 274: The Factory Part 3 (TBA) and Issue 275: Juba Apfvarzian 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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