Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 4: Samuel Merevija

This story is set seven months before issue # 1: Alexand Merek, (a week after her release from an asylum). Samuel Merevija is only four years old. His mother was taken from him and his father when he was a baby, but now she has been brought back to their family home, after spending four years in a floating asylum ship. Samuel doesn’t understand why his mother won’t speak. He has made some special things for her to try and bring her back to his world. (Characters from left to right are: Samuel Merevija, Jarad Vijay and Alexand Merek). (A Spanish translation is now available, by Hernán Jara Droguett.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

Samuel’s back story, set in India (3996)

Images, story and characters, © Cheryl Moore

8 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 4: Samuel Merevija

  1. Amazed again. I actively enjoyed the three snippets above the artwork, before getting into the bulk of the story. They were stories in themselves, speaking volumes in short little bursts. Again you capture and display the simplistic frustration of a child. Very much enjoyed!!!

  2. Thank you Cynthia!

    Bianca, the first three snippets were pretty intense to write, I’m glad they had some impact, and that you enjoyed the story. It was challenging to take this from the perspective of a young child, but I felt that it seemed right somehow…

  3. Hey, Chantal, I’m dancing to try and make your forget about crying… it’s a crazy dance…a happy birthday dance….a thank you for asking me to do Sam’s story, sort of dance….

  4. Poor Sam… I can’t imagine growing up like this as a child. How hard must it have been to walk in those shoes? As always Cheryl, you’ve done a wonderful job getting us into the heads of your characters.

  5. Thanks Justine, I actually had a hard time writing this one as it was perhaps the most emotional. It was actually the drawing of Sam’s porcupine that upset me the most, he put so much effort into it.. poor boy…. He is perhaps one of the only characters (apart from his twin sisters, Ancille and Anastasia) who was originally a child when I first started writing the mythology, so this story sort of brought me back full circle to my own beginning.

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