(HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!) Alexand Merek has been unable to return to the army, due to her asylum record. She spends most of her time very isolated and alone, as her husband, Jarad teaches English to rich Indian families and often spends day’s away working. She is not accepted in her community and cannot get a job teaching music because of her conviction. Her son Samuel is unable to go to school, due to the stigma attached to her imprisonment. Alexand spends a lot of time teaching him at home, but is sinking deeper into depression and alcoholism. One day a knock at the door changes her family’s prospects. (Note: The ‘writer’ is a transportation and storage device common amongst the resistance, and was created by Anesidor Sumian.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 66: Alexand Merek Part 3
January 2, 2013 by cherylmoore
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Behind the Writing
Who wrote this?
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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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