Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 73: Toreth Rek-cho Part 3

Toreth Rek-cho has been offered eternal youth, by the mysterious Field Marshal Panak. She has also been shown a bleak future, and has ten minutes to decide her own fate. (CLICK HERE for next chronological story)

Toreth's back story set on Christmas Island, Australia. (4003)
Toreth’s back story set on Christmas Island, Australia. (4003)

57 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 73: Toreth Rek-cho Part 3

  1. I like how you insert the relationships and individual feelings of each character, Cheryl. It’s a nice way of getting to know the characters better. Great job, as always!

    1. Thanks, Mark, I’m itching to write more about them. πŸ˜€ This writing style is much closer to how it is in the manuscript, (still with the editor.. and when it’s finished it’ll be sent to a billion publishers) so I’m glad it works! I’m all about character relationships πŸ™‚ How is your art coming along btw? Have you completed any more. I’d love to see them.

      1. Oh that is fantastic news Cheryl! I really hope that you get published! I want my name on the list for an autographed copy when they go on sale! PLEASE!?
        I’m am just about to finish another Fantasy Art piece and should have it posted by the weekend. Another Frank Frazetta tribute.
        Have a great day!

    1. πŸ˜€ that’s another challenge, Shehanne, which I may take you up on! (Once I’ve had a rest for a few weeks) There are some disconnected stories (which kind of connect to others) lined up until April, but I’m planning another longer series for the future. Okay I swear I will!

  2. Fascinating work. I suspect you’ve been asked this before, but what comes first to you, the images that become illustrations, or the scenes you write? Or can you separate the processes?

    1. Hi Jeffrey, that’s a good question and I’ve only been asked that once before a long time ago. The writing always comes first, but I’ve always got images in my head as to the kind of mood and scene I’d like to draw, when a drawing’s appropriate. I like to leave some things to the reader’s imagination though, so definitely the writing is my main love.

      1. It reminds me a bit of screenplay storyboarding, which is something I often wish I had the artistic chops to do. There are sequences where I’m happy to let the reader fill in things…and sequences where I want to (gently!) hold their gaze on a particular object, person, action.

        It’s something one can do more easily in a graphic novel, I expect…but I’ve never been about easy. πŸ™‚

        Anyway, I have some catching up to do here. Thanks for swinging by my blog, by the way!

  3. Amazing in detail and content! I feel like a microorganism to your Mozart. You will get published, I have no doubt. Thanks for following me at the Kraken’s Wake.

    1. Hi Len, I don’t get to speak with other writer/illustrators often, good luck with publishing Delphia, I’m enjoying reading your stories and character profiles, you are no microorganism and I’m certainly not the other word beginning with ‘m’, but thank you, *blushes* that means a lot. Good to meet you, Cheryl πŸ™‚

  4. This is such an enormous project Cheryl, I’m curious: did you write the story then illustrate it? Or did you do both at once (sounds impossible!)?

  5. What an amazing tapestry of characters and stories you are creating! I have only checked out a few random posts so far, and I can already feel myself being drawn into the world. Congrats! I look forward to delving deeper.

    And by the way, thank you so much for following my blog! Your talent is inspiring me to step up my game.

    1. Good to meet you, Dan, thank you so much, I appreciate you taking time to visit, and you’re very welcome, glad you like it. I’ve followed you on twitter πŸ™‚ Cheryl

  6. Brilliant! What a great way to delay the decision – by adding more depth. I’m beginning to really love your characters, Cheryl. This is such a great scene. And beautifully drawn – the range and depth of emotions is thrilling.

    1. Thank you Richard, I’m glad I’ve done them justice. There’s so much I can’t write about here on this blog, in fear of spoiling what’s in the books, but I just couldn’t resist sharing this story.

      1. Camille is very popular. She turns up now and then. You might like the Notes From The Carlye series. She makes a cameo in February. Your writing is very impressive. Let’s hear it for being prolific, something that’s not celebrated often enough. Thanks Chery.

    1. Hi John, thank you! The manuscript’s with an editor at the moment, and I should be ready to start submitting in June/July, so wish me luck. It helps a lot to have so much support. I appreciate it. Cheryl

  7. Wow….this is amazing. So original and detailed, like a complex tapestry. I’m hooked, but it’s all over….how did that happen! What a great double talent, to write and draw…..I’m in awe πŸ™‚

  8. Hello, Cherylmoore! I just wanted to thank you for all the likes on my blog! :-D.
    Also, I think your stories are great- they’re so descriptive & atmospheric! :-). As for all your illustrations, I think they’re superb! Best of luck for the future! Bye for now! πŸ˜€

    1. Hi Levi, you’re welcome, I love your artwork and look forward to seeing new work. We’re very different artists and you use a lot of colour and your logos are very dynamic, which I love. Thanks for visiting here too, I appreciate it. Cheryl πŸ˜€

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