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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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.
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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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