Born in Egypt, Xan (Alexand Medani) was told by his mother, that his father was an Irish immigrant, who left her before he was born. He enjoyed a happy childhood, as despite her youth, his mother adored him. Unfortunately when he was seven, Egypt was declared a death camp, by the military. Xan’s mother managed to smuggle him across the Red Sea, to Saudi Arabia. They were separated on the journey and Xan never saw her again. As an orphan, Xan lead a nomadic life, wandering across country, never staying in one place for too long. He tended farms, begged and found food and shelter whenever he could. At the age of thirteen, whilst working on an apple farm in Iran, he began to lose his hair. The owners of the farm saw this as a bad omen, and he was chased away and told not to come back. Hungry and frightened, the teenager wandered the land trying to hide his alopecia from people. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
10 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 108: Xan Medani Part 2”
Beautiful characters and images. I’m eager to see the story unfold.
Hi Tony, thank you, glad you like this story.
For some reason the ‘like’ button won’t load, so please accept a longhand ‘Like’. Intriguing character I have not read about before – I look forward to more from him.
Hi Frederick, yes that happens to me sometimes with peoples posts too. Thanks for taking time to let me know, I appreciate it and am definitely planning on writing more stories featuring Xan in the future! All the best, Cheryl
Thanks for another piece of the saga…Really enjoyable!
Thanks for reading, Mike, glad you’re enjoying it!
Wonderful – I learn a great deal from your stories that encompass such a great span of time and geography. As always your characters sing true.
Hi Lee, thank you, there’s so much I can’t write about the characters on this blog, so many secrets, and Xan has many. I’m glad you’re enjoying the journey, it means a lot to me. I hope to be able to share the whole adventure one day. That’s the dream anyway. 🙂
Hi Cheryl! The drawings this issue are so warm and human – nice to see the GMG in relaxation mode. Again this is such a weird scenario, but you’ve written it so that it seems completely natural. I love the way you do that. They are both very compelling characters, but there’s something very odd going on between them…
Hi Richard, thank you. I wish I could say more, but I don’t give away anything too grand about Xan or the GMG until the second manuscript, but I can assure you the oddness is completely innocent. Manuscript 2 is called, “The Guild Master’s General,” and it features Xan. You find out who Xan’s parents really are… (Both his mother and father have featured in previous issues, but I’m keeping them as a surprise) You learn a great deal more about the GMG too. *eeeek* (Shush Cheryl) Better get back to editing manuscript 1, … Fast-forwarding to the future is disorientating…. manuscript 2 needs some major editing! Glad you like this issue!