Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 82: Antun Rekaya Part 4

After being hijacked by two highway men and one highway woman, Xan, Edith, Eric, Antun and Inajda must fight for survival. (CLICK HERE for next chronological story)

Antun's back story set in Mongolia (3958)
Antun’s back story set in Mongolia (3958)

33 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 82: Antun Rekaya Part 4

    1. Hi Kenny, yes they make it through Mongolia and then into China. There’s a story about that in the future, once they settle back in Edith and Eric’s home, so I may tell that one day. It involves the relationship between Eric and Inajda. Thanks for reading, I always appreciate your thoughts and for you stopping by. Cheryl

  1. You know I love your stories and illustrations that you create. I offer you this little insight that I’ve learned through my sketching: do not be afraid to go dark for it is in the darkness that shadows seep, giving life to your pieces. When faced with doubt use a photo copy of your drawing and be bold in your strokes. Especially the eyes. The pupil is the blackest black a person will ever see but it is only the beginning point in a rendered drawing.

      1. Thank you,
        I do not like charcoal but I have used it for gesture. The creaminess you achieve is lovely but my skin does not like to feel so dry afterwards. Plus I’m messy and I look like I’ve crawled out if a chimney when I play with it.
        Pastels are the same but with out the drying issue and hey who doesn’t like a little color in their life. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hi Allyson, glad you noticed the Madame Butterfly ref, as Edith has another story in this series, where she’s playing Madame Butterfly, just before she retires from the opera. I love placing characters in different situations, changing our perceptions of them as people, just like in real life. Thanks for taking time to read, I appreciate it.

    1. Hi Richard, thank you, I’m really looking forward to the time when I can release the novel. It’s still being edited. Thank you so much, that gives me a lot of encouragement. I appreciate your support. *happy dancing*

  2. That had me on the edge of my seat!! Wonderful! LOVE the illustrations. Do you have to do research before illustrating? I also enjoyed the Madame Butterfly reference. I saw that opera performed in Chicago.

    1. Hi, glad you enjoyed this story. Yes it takes a while to illustrate and it really depends on the story as to the research involved in the artwork. Madame Butterfly is a running theme. There are a few artistic characters, and Edith’s granddaughter, Alexand is a musician, although she’s never been to the opera. I hope to go one day too.

  3. This touched a chord. Very well written. I was tingling all the way till the end! I’m so glad you didn’t kill Madam Butterfly or Xan yet. I want to read how they get together.

    Good one ma’am!

    1. Thanks, Siddiqui, glad you’re enjoying getting deeper into the mythology. (Xan and Edith are two of my favourite characters, and they’re also Alexand Merek’s grandparents.) Happy reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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