As the cart speeds away from the trail of Russian refugees, Antun and Inajda sit with their rescuers, Xan Medani and Edith MehXian, unable to change the past, but relieved to be safe in the warm with food and water. See part 1 here (Antun is 17 and Inajda 9 years old.) (CLICK HERE for next chronological story)
31 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 80: Antun Rekaya Part 2”
So, is it on to China now? That would be quite a change, both culturally and linguistically. Survival instincts are powerfull motivators that often results in unplanned life changes.
Very true 🙂
Love the story and your style, I can almost feel I am in the setting and part of the story. I am looking forward to whats next and where we go! awesome and quite entertaining! Thank you for sharing these lovely tidbits, and thank you for checking in on my pages as well! 🙂 You are a treasure as are your shared words!
Hi Joe, thank you. Your posts always cheer me up, as they are both hopeful and inspiring. You see the best in people and I admire that. I always look forward to reading your work. It’s a gift to uplift people and you have it.
Another great update. I don’t know how you keep all these characters straight. I am in awe because I struggle with the two or three who poplulate my stories. I found myself really liking Xan and Edith. They seem like a great couple.
Thanks, John, I’m glad you like them, as I’ve never published a longer story with Xan and Edith before, so I wasn’t sure what the reception would be. The reason I’m able to juggle with so many characters is (admittedly) that I spend most of my free life (21 years or so) living there. It would be good to be able to function properly in the real world, but sadly I’m one of those who has trouble doing so. Thanks for reading, I always appreciate it and I am very much enjoying reading your On The Road series.
Loved your sketches and stories a lot!
Good to meet you Apurva, thank you. It means a lot. I’m enjoying reading your poetry. Did you also do some of the illustrations on your site? They’re beautiful especially the illustration you use for your icon. Cheryl
thanks a lot! yes…that’s my own. I love to sketch in my free time!
It’s a great piece of art, and stylised, you’re very talented.
thank you..I’m honoured!
Your stories have a calming & healing effect no matter how sad the circumstances seem.
Thanks Lee, I also enjoy the feeling of hope that kindness brings in bad times.
Congratulations, i nominated you for an award
Thank you 🙂 I’ll take a look, at the rules. I appreciate it. Cheryl
You are welcome
I like Xan and Edith too. And like others have said, your stories remind me of one of my favorite chapters in Fellowship of the Ring–the house of Tom Bombadil. Despite the fear and horror the hobbits experience, here at last is a haven.
Thank you, that means a lot! This kind act by Xan and Edith is a catalyst for future characters to come into being, as well as a haven for Antun and Inajda. I’m glad I shared it with you. It’s frightening how some of the events which came afterwards wouldn’t happen and the story would end if Inajda hadn’t survived. (I loved reading the Adventures of Tom Bombadil btw)
Hi Cheryl! Xan and Edith are lovely. And I really like your mini-series – it really changes the pace and this story deserves a slow burn. Wonderful drawings!
Thanks Richard, I thought Xan and Edith deserved a longer story, there’s two more issues in this storyline. Glad you’re enjoying it.
Love these prose and images, and thanks for dropping by my blog too, keep on going!
Thank you! 🙂
I like Xan and Edith too! Your artwork is so awesome!
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thank you Wendy, I’m glad 😀
Hello, Cheryl! Your art is wonderful. I especially like the drawing of Edith with her hand over Xan’s mouth. Edith’s slight smile expresses so much!
Hi Lillian, thank you, that means a lot. It’s good to meet you. I noticed you’re published by May December, you may know a friend of mine also published by them, Chantal Boudreau? I’m glad you like this drawing, as it’s one of my favourites. I can see the humour and love Edith has for Xan. One of those special moments between two people, rarely captured, and you spotted it. 🙂 Cheryl.
Terrific read. Compelling and I want to go back and read from the beginning as time permits. I want to know who these characters are. Why are they who they are. What have them been up to and has has their world developed. Not to mention, your art work is positively amazing.
Thank you so much, Sheri, that means a lot to me, especially considering your background. I’m glad this short story conjures these questions for you about their history. It’s one of the reasons I write. Very good to meet you. Cheryl.
So very far behind in my blog reading and comments – haven’t abandoned you – every post you share is a miracle of drawing and imagination – inspiring always…
Hi John, it’s always good to see you here, and I know how busy you are, (but I missed you) 🙂 btw I’m enjoying reading and viewing the 100 series. Thank you, as always your visit is much appreciated. Cheryl
I love the illustration of Edith with her hand over Xan’s mouth. There’s something in the way she looks at him that speaks volumes about the love she bears her husband. Even if there were no words to accompany it, I would know.