Garbán McGrath joined the navy at sixteen to see the world and escape his abusive father. Unfortunately his father’s ghost travels with him, despite being thousands of miles away in Venezuela, onboard the HMS Fantome, under Commodore Robert Archibald Montgomerie. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
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Posted in Art, Blogs, Books, Experimental, Experimental short story, graphic novel, Illustrated Short Story, Story Book Characters, Writing, tagged abusive father, art, Commodore Robert Archibald Montgomerie, drunk, Garbán McGrath, hms fantome, illustration, short story, The HMS Fantome, travel, Unbound Boxes Limping Gods, Venezuela on October 10, 2012| 41 Comments »
Posted in Art, Blogs, Books, Experimental, Experimental short story, graphic novel, Illustrated Short Story, Story Book Characters, Writing, tagged A day in the life of Heyem Merek, Alexand Merek, Anastasia Merevija, Ancille Merevija, army, Book Characters, China, clothes, conceited, Disconnected stories, drunk, educated, Egyptian Artefact, fairy, fantasy, feminist fiction, Frida Kahlo, future, graphic novel, Heyem Merek, history, Hong Kong, illustration, lecture, literature, micro blog, military correction, narcissism, poverty, pride, Qaa Dynasty, running away, Samuel Merevija, Short illustrated stories, sibling rivalry, song, speculative fiction, twin sister, Unbound Boxes Limping Gods, university on March 13, 2011| 10 Comments »
Heyem Merek has run away from her former life. Her childhood, spent in poverty and her teenaged years in military correction. She is well educated and proud of her achievements. If only her identical twin sister, Alexand would allow her to forget about her past, completely. Things would be a lot less complicated and painful. (Artwork on the wall in drawing 2: by Frida Kahlo, “My Nurse and I.” 1937) This story also features Samuel, Ancille and Anastasia Merevija. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
Posted in Art, Blogs, Books, Experimental, Experimental short story, graphic novel, Illustrated Short Story, Story Book Characters, Writing, tagged A Day in the life of Juba Apfvarzian, Alexand Merek, alopecia, asylum, best friends, Book Characters, camp fire, dance, desert, disability, Disconnected stories, dreadlocks, drunk, fantasy, feminist fiction, future, graphic novel, hallucination, Heyem Merek, husband, identical twin, illustration, insane, Juba Apfvarzian, literature, loss, makeup, micro blog, music, mythology, piano, pirate, reunion, running away, science fiction, Short illustrated stories, song, speculative fiction, stolen, surreal, Unbound Boxes Limping Gods, virus, war, wife, writing on October 20, 2010| 8 Comments »
Juba Apfvarzian needs to forget his past. He spends a lot of time taking drugs and drinking with his best friend and fellow drunk Alexand Merek. They met decades ago on a floating asylum ship for the criminally insane. Juba had a wife, Lucy and a son, Ayo, before he went to the asylum. When he was released, he discovered that they had both died of influenza, and he was alone. He and Alexand met up again after her release and discovered that they had a lot in common. Alexand had also lost her wife, Katherine to an unknown virus and her husband Jarad to an unbeatable war. Her son, Sam and daughter, Anastasia had been stolen when they were children. Alexand’s surviving daughter Ancille has grown up and Alexand and Juba spend a lot of their lives trying to run away from bad things. This is one of those days. (A Spanish version is now available to read, translated by Hernán Jara Droguett.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.