Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 16: Farokh Merek

Farokh is thirteen and has just lost his father, Eric, to a heart attack. He is angry with his father for dying and longs for a different life, somewhere better than his homeland. He wants to be like his older sister, Alexand. Nothing will convince him that life in the army isn’t the great adventure he dreams about. The mandarin in the second drawing reads, “Beloved Father.” It was placed there by Heyem in his honour. This story is set a few weeks after issue # 9: The Guild Master’s General. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

Farokh’s back story, set in China (3988)

9 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 16: Farokh Merek

  1. Nice! This one has a cooler, more distant feel to it, but I think you’re just capturing the feelings the character is trying to achieve.

  2. Thanks, Chantal. This is a story (like The Floating Asylum) which has been waiting to be written for years. Farokh’s a strange character to write. I really enjoy time with him, because he’s capable of very unpredictable behaviour. There’s such a sense of waste to his life, as he’s got great potential, but is very damaged and therefore unable to become the person he would have been had he lived a more stable life. The coldness and distance is Farokh’s way of minimising the damage. He tends not to invest in his feelings, as you quite rightly point out.

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