After a week of intense training, Farokh has finally managed to get some free time to locate his sister, Alexand, and tell her that he has joined the army. (This story is dedicated to everyone affected by hurricane Haiyan, in the Philippines. If you would like to help save lives, please visit the Disasters Emergency Committee UK) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
26 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 111: You’re In The Army Now”
I’m sorry I have been away, Cheryl — from the blogging community. It’s been too long. I notice I have missed Alex and Katherine’s wedding. And now Katherine does appear quite ill… But I did enjoy the lovely bond between the siblings…makes me think of my brother. 🙂
Hi Vera, I’m really glad to see you back on wp, (I’ve missed your poems. Just read your review of The Dumb Waiter) Hope you’re well and welcome back!!! Oh yes, Katherine and Alex’s wedding was a few issues ago, and Katherine’s illness was induced by an Amanojuko called Lady Helga Ritter. There will be more about this in later issues… Yes, Alex is very protective of her little brother! 😀
I absolutely love your illustrations! Thanks for following me, did you happen to see my plea for illustrators online? Do you ever consider collaborations? I have a couple of projects that I’m working on that need an illustrator! I think your style would suit the characters I have created and I would like to develop my ideas further alongside an artist, writing in collaboration!
Hi John, good to meet you, and no I didn’t see the plea, although I love your writing and am looking forward to reading more of your work. I’ve managed to do a few colaborations, but admitedly am having a break at the moment from colabs, due to workload. Thanks for visiting, glad you like! All the best, Cheryl
Ah thanks and thanks for reading. If you do fancy stepping back into the collab world this is this piece I would like to illustrate and maybe turn into a book http://theworldoutsidethewindow.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/the-greatest-love-of-all/ look forward to reading more of your work 🙂
Hey, you’re welcome, and I’ve just read your fantastically imaginative story, it reminds me of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman a little, I’m very impressed. Oh, Divorce had to break them up at the end, I suppose that was inevitable. I’ll be looking out for future stories with anticipation.
Wow thanks for the Gaiman reference! Yes alas The Wicked Divorce gets us all in the end 🙁
You’re welcome! 🙂
Oh my God, your illustrations are fabulous!!! You are so talented! I’m honored that you decided to follow my blog. But thanks for doing that because I got to see your very impressive work! Zainab
Hi, Zainab, it’s good to meet you too and thank you. You’ve travelled around the world a lot, something I wish I could do (which I only get to do by writing stories at the moment!) All the best and I’m looking forward to reading your future posts. Cheryl
Hi Cheryl! What a fantastic collision of the mundane and the uncanny – that Katherine is working so feverishly to find a cure for her disease while the siblings squabble is quite chilling. Love the drawings again – the first one really captures familial tension beautifully. Poor Katherine’s hair.
Hi Richard, thank you, yes, I enjoyed drawing these! I think Alex is having a tough time coping with the prospect of juggling her concerns for Katherine and Farokh. I love the way Katherine remains the adult in this situation, despite the fact she’s the one who needs the most support! Glad that came through in the story. (and yes, she will eventually do something about her hair…. 🙂 She’s too preoccupied to register it at the moment.) I must admit, I have a lot of admiration for Katherine’s strength, I’m very fond of her.
How thoughtful of you to dedicate your story to all the victims of the terrible typhoon that hit the Philippines
Yes, the DEC has raised £13 million so far, and that’s just for the UK, I’m not sure what the totals are for other countries, but it’s nice to see those who have the ability to help, attempt to act swiftly.
Cheryl, your stories have a great flow and your characters are alive – made more so by the gorgeous illustrations 🙂
Hi Sally, thank you! 😀
Thank you for the follow. I love the illustrations, especially the last one with this selection. You convey her emotion so beautifully.
Hi Ruth, good to meet you and thank you too! Glad you like what you’ve read.
Reading your stories is a wonderful experience. I feel I know the characters as if they are real people living down the block. I live on a strange, multidimensional block. Thanks.
It’s the best place to live Lee, I’m living there too! Thank you 😀
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THE “DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE (UK)” AND THIS CONTINUING STORY!!!!
Thanks, Jonathan! 😀
Hi Cheryl, I have nominated you for a sunshine award! Thought I’d let you know, there is more info about it in my last post. 🙂
Hi John, than you! 😀
I like how you switch narrators between episodes — all those different perspectives you get to explore!
Thank you, yes, it makes the world a lot bigger and I get to learn so much more about the characters this way.