(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.
31 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 66: Alexand Merek Part 3”
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.
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 🙂
Hope you have a nice hot coffee and maybe have a chocolate biscuit or three! Take care.
This is great. That is all.
Hi Ben, thank you! Happy New Year to you!
I really enjoy your work, Cheryl. I need to find the time to go back & read what I’ve missed
Thanks, Stacy Michelle, glad you like it. Happy New Year btw!
What a great story. Your characters are alive.
Thanks, Lee. Hope you have a great New Year! Cheryl
Happy New Year, Cheryl. I love the drawings 🙂
Thank you so much and Happy New Year to you too, Angel! 😀
Hey Cheryl Happy New Year ! 🙂
Hi Sophie, Happy New Year to you too! 😀
Thank you ! 🙂
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.
Hi Kenny, yes Alexand has quite a warped sense of humour! Happy New Year to you too! Cheryl
Just wonderful. So interesting!
Thank you so much and Happy New Year to you! Cheryl
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!
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 🙂 )
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.
Hi Sasha, you’re welcome and thank you so much, I’m glad you like it! I hope you have a Happy New Year! Cheryl
One word: Amazing.
Hi Nichelle, thank you! (BTW I really enjoyed reading Santa’s Enchanted Forest.) Cheryl
This is fascinating. Do you do the drawings?
Hi Sandra, good to meet you, thank you! Yes the drawings are mine. 🙂
Good to meet you too. You are truly multi-talented.
Hi Cheryl. Thank you so much for liking my poem ‘The Football Ground’. Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.
your sketches genuinely feel like the images our mind conjures up while reading a story!..brilliant!
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.