Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 49: Doris Imbrovich

Doris (Inajda’s mother) was born in Russia and won a scholarship to a prestigious international school. She loved dancing. It brought her great joy. (This story is dedicated to my Nan. A very strong and brave lady. Throughout her life, my Nan has been a very inspiring woman, who was one of the cleverest and fairest people I’ve had the privilege to know. Most people leave positive impressions, but there are those who do much more. Nan has shaped my life. In Memory of Nan, (Doris Bartlett) 21.08.1920 – 04.09.2012 CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

Doris’ back story set in Bacalavre Russian International School (3914)

45 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 49: Doris Imbrovich

  1. I loved this – as I read it I felt warmth in my chest…a happy, familiar feeling I get sometimes when I feel like a child in a grown up body…if that makes sense.

    1. It really does make sense. I think as we live through more and more experiences, our sense of joy remains (even through moments of sadness) as we reflect on happy times.

  2. That’s a really beautiful tribute to your nan, Cheryl! And a nice change of tone in the series. Your posts are always so generous of spirit – they really are a pleasure to read – thanks!

    1. Hi Richard, thank you, I really appreciate you reading the stories and am pleased this change of mood works. (This was the hardest story I’ve written, because it’s so personal, but I’m glad I shared it with you.)

  3. I am always inspired by your drawings and writing but this post touched me deeply – your words are beautifully poetic and the image shines with the joy of the dance. Your nan’s spirit lives on in you…

  4. Hi Cheryl,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Your stories and illustrations are beautiful! Well done. How long have you been doing this work?

    1. Hi Christa, sorry for the late reply. Good to meet you and read your blog. Thanks for taking time to read mine too. The short stories have been around for just over 2 years, but the characters for much longer. Cheryl 😀

  5. Dancing in-between
    your words and illustrations
    the illusion of time melts….
    and what was is again now.
    Reading what you wrote, it is as if I knew her too.
    A wonderful memory. Forever young!
    Thankyou.

  6. “If I can capture this feeling, this girl won’t age.”–I think you have captured that feeling and given a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. This is lovely. Thank you also for subscribing to my blog 🙂

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