Juba Apfvarzian was released from the floating asylum, and found that his wife Lucy and son Ayo died during an influenza pandemic. With no one else in the world to turn to, he has traced the one person who he believes could help him clamber out of the mess he’s in. Traveling from Somalia to India, he has found Alexand’s location. He discovered she is back in the military, living in a base called Saskatoon with her husband and son. Unfortunately security didn’t let him in because of his asylum record and he is being held in a detention cell on the outskirts of the city. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 104: Post Asylum Blues
September 25, 2013 by cherylmoore
Posted in Art, Blogs, Books, Experimental, Experimental short story, graphic novel, Illustrated Short Story, Story Book Characters | Tagged Abouna Panak, Alexand Merek, art, feminist fiction, Juba Apfvarzian, Lucy Apfvarzian, Short illustrated stories, short story, The Floating Asylum, Unbound Boxes Limping Gods | 9 Comments
Behind the Writing
Who wrote this?
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Coming soonForthcoming releases, Issue 218: The Man Who Never Was (Wednesday 25th November) Issue 219: Homeland (Wednesday 2nd December) Issue 220: Homeland Part 2 (Wednesday 9th December) Issue 221: Homeland Part 3 (Wednesday 16th December) Issue 222: Homeland Part 4 (Wednesday 23rd December) Issue 223: Inajda Rekaya Part 7 (Wednesday 30th December) Issue 224: The Red Sand Hills of Kekexili (Wednesday 6th January) Issue 225: The Red Sand Hills of Kekexili Part 2 (Wednesday 13th January 2016) Issue 226: The Red Sand Hills of Kekexili Part 3 (TBA) Issue 227: The Red Sand Hills of Kekexili Part 4 (TBA) Issue 228: Project Ghost Ship Part 4 (TBA) Issue 229: Heyem Merek Part 8: (TBA) and Issue 230: Juba Apfvarzian Part 3 (TBA)
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What is this?Unbound Boxes Limping Gods is the first in a series of speculative fiction manuscripts, for which I'm seeking publication. 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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