Once Upon A Dark Time

 

Army of Ink Once upon a time

 

Once Upon A Dark Time …

…in a land of smiles, bad things happened.  Children were broken into.  Nothing said.  Nothing done.  And so the innocent grew, not up, but small.  But this was not to be the end.  In the darkness little helpers gathered spilling rich black into soft white sheets.  Tailoring picture books to fill empty spaces.  Telling truth that grew much taller than a world too big to fit.  Until size no longer mattered and little souls were reawakened by the rhythms and rhymes of songs that carried them all the way home – ensuring they’d never be beaten again.

 

Footnote:  This story reflects Black Dog’s underground publishing ethos and led to the idea of making books and gifting them to young people in the community through  sponsorship.  Find in Clunk & Jam 2019, original story in handmade book, ‘Rock The Boat’, 2009).