Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 17: Giselle Balsara

Giselle Balsara has a secret. She hides banned books and keeps paintings in her cellar. In a world where books that don’t pop up, will get you put inside The Bad Thing Box, Giselle is taking an incredible risk, sharing her knowledge with her eleven year old daughter, Eldenath. CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

Giselle’s back story, set in Nigeria (4036)

Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories: Issue # 3: Eldenath Balsara

Eldenath Balsara is an orphan. She doesn’t know who her father is and her mother was put in ‘The Bad Thing Box’ for being ‘evil’. She has a new mother, who is a matron in The House of Plenitude and Mirth. Eldenath has to un-learn the Bad Things taught to her by her old mother, like reading big words and looking at paintings and singing in the shower and listening to music. (See issue: 17) She is about twelve years old here. (A Spanish translation is now available, by Hernán Jara Droguett.) CLICK HERE for next chronological story.

Eldenath’s back story, set in Louisiana, North America (4037)

Images, story and characters, © Cheryl Moore