After reading Guild Master Merek’s orders and ignoring them to pursue the remainder of her rehearsal, Ivana Cockatoo, threw herself into the most magnificent display of her drag career, even if it was only for twelve shady drag kings and queens and her husband, Antoine.
On her way back to her grandmother’s house, after walking her aunt Aïcha to the cottage, Eldenath heard footsteps approaching from behind. (Happy almost Birthday, Mum. You are one of the kindest, funniest and sweetest people on this earth. Thank you for all that you are and all that you do. Come on Barbie, let’s go party.)
Helga Ritter retreated from Gianti Dincrind’s laboratory, furiously intent on combatting the Amanojuko enemy. Unable to control this trigger, she feels sudden rage, something an Amanojuko Lady rarely experiences. She knows exactly how to cauterise this pain. (For new readers, please note, Helga Ritter’s views do not reflect my own. When fighting monsters, it is essential to understand the mind of our enemy in any world, reality, or fiction. LGBTQI+ and disability rights are human rights and a high proportion of the protagonists in Unbound Boxes belong to or are allies of these communities.) Featured song is “The Lavender Song,” (Das Lila Lied) written by Mischa Spoliansky and Kurt Schwabach in 1920.
Iosif, had delivered six letters, and persuaded four of the invitees to meet with the Guild Master’s General in the old werewolf enclosure. Iosif’s older sister, Iyzebel, (born on Civil Earth in peacetime, the fourth eldest Merek, after Farokh,) together with his younger sister, Yelena Merek, (Inajda and Eric’s youngest daughter) Ayo Apfvarzian, (eldest son of Juba and Lucy Apfvarzian) and Omorose Merek-Balsara, (Heyem Merek and Yemi Balsara’s daughter) Iosif and the others, watch as the Guild Master’s General eats up the meal Hope had laid out for him on a picnic rug.
Professor Sumian’s Fourth Dimensional Training Grounds, in a far future bubble world, (4487) General Hope Merek De Somme, along with her uncle, Iosif Merek, has broken free of her duties for a while, to steal a sliver of joy. She has rigged a zip-wire up inside the old werewolf enclosure and is intent on spending the afternoon pretending to fly.
General Medani travelled away from the Prison of Souls, back on the submarine. From Antarctica, he materialised on a half-submerged mountain, Volcan Los Atlixcos, overlooking a distant ship in the Gulf of Mexico, 3992.
After escaping from the drunken debauchery in his grandmother’s wine cellar, Zero, teleported to the theatre, where rehearsals are taking place for his live performance tomorrow evening. (If you enjoy these stories, please consider donating to the Drag Defence Fund, a charity supported by the American Civil Liberties Union, fighting the current backlash against LGBTQ+ artists and people, who simply want to live their lives with the same rights as everybody else in this world.)