After leaving the laboratory, Katherine retreated to her apartment, and sat staring at the wall for what seemed like hours. Once she’d stopped staring, she packed a bag of overnight supplies and set off outside, with one particular place in mind. After a few hours of traveling she found herself outside her father’s mansion, hoping somehow this would be enough to satisfy her need for closure. With, Inajda and Anesidor unreachable, Alex in Australia, her laboratory occupied, and her appetite for reading diminished by her failing eyesight, Georges and Kavita De Somme are all Katherine has left to turn to. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
14 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 154: Katherine De Somme Part 3”
Oh, I am so far behind in my reading. I’ve been writing prolifically, trying to get my novel finished (almost done!) but haven’t been reading, and look what I’ve been missing. I suspect I’m going to have to go back quite a few, but it was nice to get a taste again, and to dive back into your world. Hope you are well, darling!
Hi, Helena, good to have you back! I missed you 🙂 Congratulations on almost completing your novel.
This is all so sad that Katherine is even denied the solace that most of us expect as a right, the support of ones parents.To be so near, and yet be no nearer seeing those who should love you unconditionally is a terrible cruelty. Her parents are inhuman . You can’t even think that they may not have seen her due to being away because there have been other recordings so other opportunities to get in touch with her.
Please bring Alex home so Katherine has someone to cling to Cheryl. Or at least let her discover a way to bring about a cure for her condition. I’m all for a Happy Ending.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Thanks David, there are so many things about Katherine’s family that I’ve left out of these stories, which one day I hope to share with you. Best wishes to you too and thank you for reading.
This one is very good, very sad, and very powerful. I still think you need more eye catchers in your collection.collection. Occasional sunshine will provide good contrast for your normally gloomy mood.
Thank you. There will be a bit of sunshine ahead 🙂
No, for me this is very sad, but very beautiful; it holds such a candle up to life. I would not dispel the cloud that hangs over Katherine at this stage. A metaphor in those gates, perhaps?
Thanks Frederick, I feel this part of the story was the most painful to write, but you’re right, in the real world there are no quick fixes, and it makes Katherine’s predicament more relatable.
You certainly know how to tug on our heart strings Cheryl, the poignancy of this stretched mine almost to breaking.
I’m sorry it did that to you John, although in a way I’m glad it had the impact I hoped for. It was a very difficult story to write, as it’s one that’s been in my mind for about 15 years. It’s surreal to be able to communicate it, to make it real (and to have people reading it and sharing this experience with me). Thank you.
Hi Cheryl, this is one of my favourite issues of this series – totally uncompromising and brilliant. And the drawings are its equal.
Thank you, Richard, that’s so good to hear at the moment! 🙂
Beautiful. I think anyone with parents can relate to Katheryn’s dilemma. Seems to be part of an eternal struggle.
Hi Lee, thank you, yes, I’ve know this to be true, sadly. I think unconditional love is a prerequisite for any parent, but in reality Katherine’s story is unfortunately more common than it should be. I think she needs a hug!