Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 112: You’re In The Army Now Part 2

Farokh has left the laboratory, leaving Katherine and Alexand alone to conduct more research into the illness afflicting Katherine (which was injected into Katherine’s bloodstream by Helga Ritter, see Amanojuko Part 3) Katherine hasn’t slept for 24 hours. She spends most of her time in the laboratory, trawling through research journals, taking blood samples from the victims in her sick bay, and from herself. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

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

29 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 112: You’re In The Army Now Part 2

  1. Hi Cheryl! Another brilliant scene. I love Alex’s turns of phrase. They add a sweetness to the air of doomed romance – this is such a great love story in such a strange setting. Powerful drawing again. Great tenderness.

    1. Hi Richard, thank you. Yes Alexand is possibly one of the most hope inducing people you’ll ever likely meet. (I think we need more people like her in this world.) I love the way Katherine (a natural cynic and pragmatist) gets caught up in that, despite herself.

  2. This is so poignant. And romantic — in a bittersweet way. That feeling of oblivion, of feeling that everything has disappeared, that there is no ending, is exactly what being in love is like. You always find the words to capture human emotions so skilfully, Cheryl. And that feeling of clutching to hope, fear of losing…you make our hearts ache with theirs.

    1. Thank you, Vera, I love the way you write too, so that means a lot to me. I’m glad I could share this story with you, despite it being one of the most tragic parts of Alex and Katherine’s life together.

    1. Hi Apurva, thank you, I’m also very fond of them both, they are like members of my own family. I hope you’ll enjoy this series, as it’s the longest I’ve written for this blog. (One day I hope to share the first book with you and although I can’t give too much away, I hope these short stories will seem like tasters in comparison to what’s coming…) Thank you once again, it means a lot to me that you care about them as much as I do. All the best, Cheryl.

      1. Oh, it should definitely be in paperback. It’s already professional, better than much of the stuff that is already out there. And with the illustrations it reminds me of King’s “Dark Tower” series. You have what it takes, all we must do is trust ourselves.

  3. I’m going to echo my comment from the last one — it’s almost as if when Farokh leaves the room, he tags Alexand and she takes over telling the story. Excellent piece of writing, this.

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