Yemi Balsara is a drugs councilor in Nigeria. Her elder sister, Giselle was stolen as a nine year old child, causing Yemi’s mother to sink into severe depression. Yemi was born a year after Giselle disappeared, but the absence of her sister has deeply affected her family, even though Yemi does her best to relieve her mother’s pain, it is never enough. Bernadette leaves a candle burning in their window in the hope that one day Giselle will find her way home, but twenty years have passed and the old woman keeps waiting, leaving Yemi as her caretaker. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 29: Yemi Balsara
March 14, 2012 by cherylmoore
Posted in Art, Blogs, Books, Experimental, Experimental short story, graphic novel, Illustrated Short Story, Story Book Characters, Writing | Tagged abduction, depression, Eldenath Balsara, feminist fiction, Giselle Balsara, Heyem Merek, mental illness, Nigeria, Unbound Boxes Limping Gods, Yemi Balsara | 6 Comments
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Coming soonForthcoming releases, Issue 283: Amanojuko Immortalis Part 5 (Wednesday 22nd February) Issue 284: Amanojuko Immortalis Part 6 (Wednesday 1st March) Issue 285: Amanojuko Immortalis Part 7 (Wednesday 8th March) Issue 286: Amanojuko Immortalis Part 8 (Wednesday 15th March) Issue 287: Amanojuko Immortalis Part 9 (Wednesday 22nd March) Issue 288: Amanojuko Immortalis Part 10 (Wednesday 29th March) Issue 289: Amanojuko 17 (Wednesday 5th April) Issue 290: Amanojuko Immortalis Part 11 (Wednesday 12th April) Issue 291: Filius Anderson Part 2 (Wednesday 19th April) Issue 292: Alexand Merek Part 17 (TBA) Issue 293: Jarad Vijay Part 6 (TBA) Issue 294: Heyem Merek Part 11 (TBA) Issue 295: Anesidor Sumian Part 5 (TBA) Issue 296: Jarad Vijay Part 7 (TBA) Issue 297: Alexand Merek Part 18 (TBA) Issue 298: Jarad Vijay Part 8 (TBA) Issue 299: The Unbound Box Part 4 (TBA) Issue 300: The Unbound Box Part 5 (TBA) Issue 301: The Limping Gods (TBA) Issue 302: The Secret War (TBA) Issue 303: Afterlife Part 3 (TBA) Issue 304: The Secret War Part 2 (TBA) Issue 305: Afterlife Part 4 (TBA) Issue 306: The Secret War Part 3 (TBA) and Issue 307: The Secret War Part 4 (TBA)
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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