Giselle Balsara remembers parts of her childhood, and that she may have been abducted. She has flashbacks to being an adult, living in a place with marble walls and grand ornaments. But these are fleeting, dreamlike memories and she doesn’t know if they are real. She has woken with a small baby in her arms, in a strange shack. Underneath a trap door she found a cellar filled with books and paintings. (Banned things) Giselle can’t remember the years leading up to this event but she knows that the things in this cellar could get her into a lot of trouble if she’s discovered. This story is dedicated to Vera Poh, from To Dad With Love, for inspiring me to write another Giselle Balsara story. Thank you, Vera. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 95: Giselle Balsara Part 2
July 24, 2013 by cherylmoore
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Coming soonForthcoming releases, Issue 259: Afterlife (Wednesday 7th September) Issue 260: Love In A Box Part 6 (Wednesday 14th September) Issue 261: Afterlife Part 2 (Wednesday 21st September) Issue 262: Love In A Box Part 7 (Wednesday 28th September) Issue 263: Heyem Merek Part 10 (Wednesday 5th October) Issue 264: Day One (Wednesday 12th October) Issue 265: Abouna Panak Part 4 (Wednesday 19th October) Issue 266: Jarad Vijay Part 4 (TBA) Issue 267: The Woman Who Never Was (TBA) Issue 268: The Woman Who Never Was Part 2 (TBA) Issue 269: Jarad Vijay Part 5 (TBA) Issue # 270: Katherine De Somme Part 16 (TBA) 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.
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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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