Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 66: Alexand Merek Part 3

(HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!) Alexand Merek has been unable to return to the army, due to her asylum record.  She spends most of her time very isolated and alone, as her husband, Jarad teaches English to rich Indian families and often spends day’s away working. She is not accepted in her community and cannot get a job teaching music because of her conviction. Her son Samuel is unable to go to school, due to the stigma attached to her imprisonment. Alexand spends a lot of time teaching him at home, but is sinking deeper into depression and alcoholism. One day a knock at the door changes her family’s prospects. (Note: The ‘writer’ is a transportation and storage device common amongst the resistance, and was created by Anesidor Sumian.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

Alexand's back story set in India (3998)
Alexand’s back story set in India (3998)

31 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 66: Alexand Merek Part 3

  1. Finally got my coffee, and now ready to read your story. Thank you Cheryl for posting your creative stories, gives me a chance to take time away from my own life and read. Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy new year filled with love and peace.

    1. Thank you so much and a Happy New Year to you too! Aaah coffee. Wish I could have some of that, but it’s 0.40 at night here 🙁 Dreaming of coffee in the morning 🙂

  2. Happy New Year, Cheryl.

    I found the expression; “I’ll put you off your dinner” to be interesting. Never heard it said quite that way.

  3. This is excellent. What irony that the possible escape from the claustrophobic confinement of the house is something as rigid as the army. My money’s on her doing it as well. Your drawings are so full of drama – I love it that they always add another layer of meaning to/ comment on the text. Happy New Year, Cheryl!

    1. Happy New Year to you too, Richard! Thank you. Yes Alexand’s choices are pretty limited, and her history with Abouna Panak’s pretty ropy. Glad you like this one as it’s one of the original concept stories. (although it’s much more developed than it was when I started writing this series 🙂 )

  4. Thanks for dropping by my blog Cheryl. I am absolutely blown away by the type of work you do here. It is beautiful and powerful. Love it so much. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world.

    1. Thanks Apurva, I’m glad you’re enjoying reading them and it makes me really happy I can share their world with you visually as well.

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