Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 102: Molli (with an i) Part 2

After falling on harder times, Molli needed to make money fast and is now an exotic dancer in a seedy little nightclub in Toronto. (The Masked Man, refers to The Guild Master’s General.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

Molli's back story set in Canada (2013)
Molli’s back story set in Canada (2013)

22 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 102: Molli (with an i) Part 2

  1. Now this is a surprise Cheryl! Most of your writings have been great with build up of suspense and plot. Then you throw in a bit of “private and personal” perspectives for some of the characters. But this one is great in showing the very real and “dark” elements of human nature. Excellent piece!

    1. Thanks, Praveen, you haven’t missed much of Molli’s story as there’s only one other part for her so far, but she’ll feature in future editions. (She’s one of those puzzle pieces slowly connecting together) Glad you enjoyed this.

  2. I loved this story. So gritty but real, and resonating, even if it’s a darker reality than that of what I have ever lived. Wonderful writing.

  3. Hi Cheryl! I really like how economically you describe the press of the club, the claustrophobia and Molli’s impossible situation. This is such a compact, dark and powerful issue. And the drawing is brilliant – the emptiness of Molli’s expression serves as a perfect counterpoint to the graphic scheme of her surroundings.

    1. Hi Richard, thank you. Molli’s journey is perhaps one of the most isolated of all the characters as she has no one at all, and I’m glad that comes through in this story. As a contrast, most other characters have their friends and families to fall back on in hard times, (whether we as the reader are introduced to them or not) but poor Molli really is totally alone out there. I think she needs a hug! One day, maybe things will change for her? Even the Guild Master’s General was a fleeting instance in her life, inevitably deserting her. I think I may write some more Molli stories quite soon. I like the challenge she poses.

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