November 5, 2017 - BOy Can’t Fly

boy cant fly


And anyway, fixing is rarely quick and some things are better left alone – like the notion of the Super Hero and this whole saving the world business.

(Clunk & Jam book)

November 4, 2017 - BOy No Idea


boy no idea


Was it at all possible to know where he’d end up next?  Skipping tomorrow and the next day and the next was no great way to travel but it seemed the only way of leaving well behind where he’d come from.  But maybe his place wasn’t up ahead somewhere, beyond the days (and the daze).  Maybe there wasn’t such a thing as a ‘right place’ after all – which left him free to travel with absolutely no idea where he was going…

(BOy Series, Clunk & Jam book, 2019)

November 1, 2017 - BOy Saw It Coming


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Sometimes when answers can’t be found – questioning is a good alternative …  like why is a BOy suppose to have all the answers anyway?  Who’s a BOy to turn to when he’s not sure what to do or where to go?  How’s a BOy suppose to live up to all these BIG expectations?   What if a BOy can’t?   Doesn’t want to?   Doesn’t think he can?  Doesn’t believe he’s good enough?   And what if he doesn’t want to be like all the other BOys?   If he doesn’t fit in – then where’s a BOy belong?  And if a BOy can’t stop the trees from falling and the ice from melting- what then?  What if a BOy doesn’t have  answers to these questions – doesn’t that mean he’s not as alone as he thinks he is?

(BOy Series, Clunk & Jam book, 2019)

September 29, 2017 - Army of Ink Butterfly Tears

army of ink forever waiting

Butterfly Tears .

She imagined her tears as butterflies on strings, knowing that to truly transform the sad, she had to rise up on her own steam and snip them forever free.  Not that they went away forever.   Just so they could gently move and hover –  not spin and crush.

(Reposted from 2011.  Find her in Clunk & Jam book, 2019.)

September 8, 2017 - Army of Ink Forever Waiting


army of ink forever waiting

Forever waiting.

Every time she thought she’d nearly got there, down came disappointment.    All this waiting and wanting was getting her nowhere.    So she decided to break the chains of waiting with a fierce determination to be a more grown up, independently mobile, self directed and time saving type.

(Reposted from 2011.  Find her in Clunk & Jam book, 2019.)

September 4, 2017 - Not impossible Gulliver




Sometimes things aren’t as hard as you think.  



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(Picture 2, from book ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ by Jonathan Swift, 1726.  Lithograph by Edward Bawd. )

(Clunk & Jam book.)