Anastasia Merevija has been a concubine of Lord Ichitumbu Jalhavi since the age of twelve. Anastasia believes she was abandoned by her parents (Jarad Vijay and Alexand Merek) and rescued by the Amanojuko as a child. She has been given the most honourable task of making ‘what could be’ (an immortal child) out of ‘what isn’t.’ Unfortunately, the couple have had to spend their lives moving from Amanojuko castle to castle, running from Anastasia’s aunt Heyem and mother Alexand Merek. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
30 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 52: Anastasia Merevija Part 2”
Seeing this inspires me to get back to my drawing. Perhaps this weekend. Like your writing. Will you compile your writings into a book someday?
Hi Mark, thank you, I’m glad. I’d like to see your drawings if you publish them, so please let me know. I’ve written manuscripts based after these micro stories, so will hopefully have those published some day. As for the micro stories, I love the flexibility of digital media, allowing new stories to be added. A book (unless it’s one that can grow organically) is fixed and so I’m not planning on compiling the micros yet, but that may change in time.
Cheryl I am waitng for your book to be available online.
Hi Jofelyn, maybe one day. I’m seeking publication at the moment, but it may take a while. I’m glad you want to read it, it means a lot to me.
Great Character depth! Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks also for following my blog.
You’re welcome, Michelle, and thank you for taking time to stop by! I appreciate it. Cheryl
To say I am impressed would be an understatement. I look forward to being off work and reading more of your pieces!
Hi James, thank you! Cheryl
Both your writing and illustrating are amazing!
Thank you, Wendy. I appreciate it. Cheryl
Real menace! Excellent!
Hi Richard, yes, Ichitumbu’s had a complicated history, but he certainly is a menace.
Wow, your drawings are fantastic. I’m not a true steam punk devotee but truly admire your ability to depict your characters in both word and picture. The most amazing to me is that they match! I’ll be ‘following” you and look forward to your publishing success.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, Pat. Good to meet you. Cheryl
I love the first line and the fact that you managed to create a dark, somewhat brooding atmosphere in a relatively short sequence . The illustration is amazing too .
I’m glad it worked Tara, thanks for reading, I appreciate it. Cheryl
You’re welcome! The characters and the world you created are very interesting too.
I love the names of your characters!
Thank you! 😀
I love the artwork here, and discussions of grasping for immortality always makes for a more gripping story. It is after all a concept that we can all relate to. Brilliant work! I look forward to seeing more.
Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to read. I’m glad you liked this story. Cheryl
How cool is that? To imagine and then be able to draw your characters! Wish I had the talent. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Hi Tom, thanks for visiting here too, glad you like it and good to meet you. Cheryl
LIke the above work; you make the dark seem light, and a little titilating.
Tell me, do you do all the Art on your pages? Melancholy, but very inspiring.
Good Fortune on your pursuits.
Hi Richard, thank you, I like your description, yes the art’s mine, it’s a compulsion! It means a lot that you took time to read and liked it enough to let me know your feelings. I appreciate it. Cheryl
My comment tells you what you likely already know: the literary quality in your writing rings of long ago masters of the pen. The perils of Anastasia come to settle in one’s conscience…
Thank you Billy Ray, that means a lot to me.
The pictures are weird and there’s a kin sense of coolness in them. Keep up the good work. =)
This is truly great. Your passion and your creativity are an absolute treasure. I really enjoyed viewing/reading your art. 🙂
Wow! You take the simple ideas for my blog so much further!! Very nice art and scene work, truly inspiring!