Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 111: You’re In The Army Now

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 visitย the Disasters Emergency Committeeย UK) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

Farokh's backstory, set in Saskatoon military base, India (3990)
Farokh’s backstory, set in Saskatoon military base, India (3990)

26 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 111: You’re In The Army Now

  1. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. 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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. 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!

    1. 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

      1. 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.

  3. 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

    1. 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

  4. 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.

    1. 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…. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

    1. Yes, the DEC has raised ยฃ13 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.

  5. 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.

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