Lucy Apfvarzian’s husband Juba, went missing, whilst he was out performing as a magician on the streets of Mogadishu. Lucy and their son Ayo haven’t eaten for five days and have come to The Bureau of Complaints to attempt to find out where he’s gone. (See The Floating Asylum which is the next chronological story.)
37 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 77: Lucy Apfvarzian”
I find this scene one of the most scary possibilities of life, thank you for sharing
Thanks for reading I appreciate it, and good luck with you blogger for peace monthly posts, I’ll look forward to reading them.
excellent faces ! I can sense her determination, and her fear.
Hi Bill, thank you, yes Lucy is very determined, and although she’s been placed in this position it was very important for her to attempt to save herself when she realised no one was listening. I’m glad that translates. Once again, thanks for reading, I appreciate it.
I like the concept, it’s like exploring a large mosaic one tile at a time
you did a great job of expressing the sadness, frustration, worry, fright, and anguish in that drawing! The facial expressions match the story VERY WELL. Love it!
Hi Mark, thank you! (Looking forward to seeing your new drawings btw!) 😀
Looks like they won’t be pulling any rabbits out of the hat in The Bureau of Complaint… 🙂
That’s for sure! There’s a lot of these bureau’s around, and they’re basically placebos. Looks like Lucy will have to try and work her own magic…..
One woman’s desperation – other people’s indifference.
Hi Eric, yes, it was chilling to write about bystander apathy, and I actually felt ashamed that Lucy had to go through this.
The Bureau of Complaints – brilliantly, casually, mundanely callous. Nice ornate door, too. This is great, Cheryl. And the drawing’s really powerful.
Hi Richard, thank you, I really enjoyed drawing the patterns on the door!
This is just wonderful.
Thank you 🙂
I enjoy your drawings, each one is filled with emotion.
Thank you 😀
I saw that you liked a post on my blog!
Maybe we can follow each other?
And you have my compliments for your blog, you can be very proud of your drawings x
Hi Eveline, it’s good to meet you, yes that sounds great, I’ve followed you, couldn’t help noticing those unusual shoes on your blog, they look futuristic but rustic. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it. Cheryl
Amazing drawings you capture such strong emotions in your characters. Truly wonderful!
Hi Dianne, thank you! 🙂 Your artwork is fantastic, btw, I visited your website and love the colours you use, glad you like my drawings too (I wish I could use colour as effectively as you) Good to meet you. Cheryl
I just nominated you for The Next Big Thing Award! Now it’s your turn to nominate 5 others!
Thank you! 😀
<3 the art and the words along with it…
Thank you Kris 🙂
I’m still trying to catch up but I have enjoyed what I’ve read so far. You capture the emotions of your characters very well and the art compliments very nicely.
Hi Francis, thank you 🙂
I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Here’s the link: http://talesthroughtime.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/sunshine-award/
Thank you, Jasmine 🙂
Dont find the time to read all you write but I really like you illustrations, they are very expressive.
Thank you 😀
Hey there! It’s my first time stopping by, and I have to say the scope of this is truly impressive. I’ll be reading on with great interest. Also, kudos for the intriguing prose. It’s visually stimulating and poetic; there’s a lot going under the surface here.
Thank you, Jon, that means a lot to me. Glad you like it. Cheryl
I don’t know which is more powerful your words or the drawing. Amazing work,
Hi Laura, thank you, I appreciate it. I love Turtle Dude BTW, it’s almost like a print, and the textures and colours you used are quite beautiful. Good to meet you.
beautiful drawings. I’ll have to go back to catch up. This is very compelling work 🙂
Thank you Denise, 😀