Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 142: The Guild Master’s General Part 5

The Guild Master’s General takes Abouna Panak forward in time to the year 4002, where Alexand has discharged herself from the military due to alcoholism, and is heading for Goa to lead a healthier lifestyle, along with her husband, Jarad and their three children, Samuel, Ancille and Anastasia. To make money, Alexand plays in music bars, along the way. The Guild Master’s General has taken Abouna Panak into a crowded nightclub; Alexand is playing. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

Abouna's backstory set in India (3990 and 4002)
Abouna’s backstory set in India (3990 and 4002)

17 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 142: The Guild Master’s General Part 5

  1. Enthralling as always. You’re just like the old time music hall act Cheryl, you come off now and always leave them wanting more.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  2. So fascinated how you imagine futures (or maybe you’ve been there and know!). So many new wonderful and horrific possibilities but so much still as it is now (plus c’est la même chose)…alcoholism, electric guitars, crowded night-clubs, dancing…love how you weave past, present and future together…

    1. I love making Abouna dance! Thanks John, yes, I’ve planned quite far into the future with this story, and I’m glad I can take you there with me.

    1. Hi Cynthia, I’ve been writing this series (in various forms) for 22 years, and I’m very glad you’re enjoying reading. It all started in Farnham, on a park bench. I had skipped a theatre studies class at college, and sat staring at the nearby river, having some alone time, (as you do during an existential teenaged crisis) I heard a voice on my left hand side, and Alexand spoke to me (I know that sounds strange) but she got inside my head, and the stories evolved from there. If I hadn’t skipped that lesson, I may never have met her and none of this would exist. Thanks for taking time to read, it means a lot.

  3. Hi Cheryl, the GMG is at once strangely sympathetic and repellent this issue and Abouna is such an interesting mix (I love it that he is directed by his military outlook) – your characters are so strong. Reading about the origin of the stories explains why. Great drawing!

    1. Thanks Richard, I really enjoyed writing this issue, as it gave me a chance to give you a sneak peek at some of the future stories I hope to write. I enjoyed dressing Abouna Panak in his “I love Alex Merek” T Shirt too, as he rarely gets a chance to chill out, and he does have a sense of humour, (which hasn’t been explored in the micro stories as much as the novels) The Guild Master’s General is quite childish, and dressed him in it to amuse himself. Oh, I’m trying not to say too much…….He is quite fond of Abouna.

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