Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 14: Edith MehXian

In the years before the arts were put inside “The Bad Thing Box,” there were artists and dreamers, musicians and opera singers. Edith MehXian was one of those artists. From the age of seventeen she sang amongst the finest opera singers in The Chinese Hall of Excellence. She came from a poor family, but her skill was so great that she won a scholarship and became one of the most loved singers in the whole of China. This is the story of her final performance. The day her dream ended. Edith was a perfectionist. She wanted people to remember her, flawlessly. (This story is dedicated to one of my childhood heroes, Elizabeth Sladen, who will be missed by many people, some of whom didn’t even know her, but grew up loving Sarah Jane Smith.) Edith MehXian is Alexand and Heyem’s paternal grandmother. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

Edith’s back story, set in China (3959)

8 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 14: Edith MehXian

  1. Very nicely done. You’ve given us a good sense of the character in a very few words.

  2. Having characters face aging with resistance takes some introspection. I’ve never feared aging, but I don’t place importance on physical appearance or prowess, personally. I can still imagine what it is like for those who do, especially if it is necessary for their chosen career, and I think you’ve captured that well.

  3. Thanks, Chantal, I’m glad it works. Edith is rather stubborn and self depreciating. she’s also very critical of others. Her perfectionism can get her into some interesting arguments!

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