Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 12: Abouna Panak

Abouna Panak’s life is going to change more than he can imagine. He has been left an orphan at the age of ten, but has no time to grieve for his mother’s loss. After he discovered his mother laying in the kitchen, with a suicide note, he was greeted by a very dubious man. Abouna has no other living family. His mother never told him why. The man in the balaclava isn’t responsible for his mother’s death, in fact his mother seemed to trust him. Who is this Guild Master’s General, and why would Abouna’s mother wish for him to travel with him after her death? CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

Abouna’s back story, set in Sudan (3941)

8 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 12: Abouna Panak

  1. The characters come from all over the world, it’s really important to the story as there are so many people involved in this mythology. I come from quite a quiet part of Southern England, which may be classed as somewhat ethnocentric in it’s view of the world. I spent some of my childhood in Iran so was exposed to another culture at a very young age. I realised there were various ways of viewing and living in the world. My characters speak different languages, although this is translated to English for the benefit of the reader. (And for communication purposes..) For example, my main character Alexand was born in China, so her first language is Mandarin. Her mother, Inajda, is Russian, Anesidor is American, Juba was born in Somalia, Katherine’s parents are Indian and French..etc… I feel it’s so important to the flavour of EVERYTHING and makes for so many possible stories and challenges..I hope people can relate to them because they are real people from so many different backgrounds…

  2. So poignant! I love how your stories all have such heart – and I’m a sucker for time travel stories when they’re done well.

  3. Thanks, Chantal, that Guild Master’s General really knows how to create unease and chaos… “Run away from him, Abouna… run away, now!!!” I just wish we had the ability to time travel and teleport too… waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh

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