Stories

October 25, 2018 - Introducing Robin Small

 

 

Introducing Robin Small 

His future lay unbound….Although inspired by the Super Hero of ancient times, Robin Hood, Robin Small is not the crusading sort, he’s more of an outsider who is simply heroic in his own time. He is apprehensive within the modern world, yet stands firmly in his vulnerability. He is wise and brave in his own life and journey – and the steps he takes towards a future of his own making.

Find Robin Small in Clunk & Jam book 2019.

 

(Reposted from 2014)

October 23, 2018 - Robin Small Held Tight

 

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Held tight by a constant hesitation, for a time, Robin’s world remained unchanged – as did he.

Footnote:   Robin seems to be a quietly brave lad, who may have undisclosed or hidden doubts and fears.   Maybe he’s standing still and taking his own time to work things out?  Maybe he’s not ready to go anywhere right now?   Do anything?

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October 20, 2018 - Dancer and The Following Dark

 

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The Dancer and The Following Dark .

There is a ship on the horizon, carrying a container that confines a lonely soul, who can’t see where the ship is taking him, only feels where it has been.

There is a dancer, dancing in her own light.  Her space glows with a warmth he doesn’t allow himself to feel.  She invites him to come closer, to join her, but he feels undeserving of the light she offers – preferring the shelter of the following dark.  For he believes his steely space keeps others safe, spares them the pain of who he is yet to become.  But his reluctance to join her deals a much sharper blow.

Her efforts to spin him into her embrace, her offering to feel the soothing space where her fingertips touch the soft painted sky that holds her balanced in the shadows, falls into the dark space between them.

She wonders if he misunderstands her offering.  For she doesn’t long for him to dance her dance.  Her only want is that he allows her dance to hold him in a moment she believes he deserves.  And that he’ll step from the following dark, carrying nothing more than a desire for moments – and the freedom to dance in his own light.

 

 (Reposted from 2014.  Art journal page by Harley Manifold .  Find in  ‘Clunk & Jam’ book.)

 

October 20, 2018 - Robin Small Stands Alone

 

robin small hands

 

Robin Small was unbearably awkward in pubic and so began the battle of – what to do with hands .

Footnote:  Not everyone sits comfortably in the world or in social situations.   Which isn’t a weakness.  Simply a difference.  It’s brave to explore where you feel you ‘fit’ in in the world.  To not deviate under the pressure to conform.

 

Robin Small in book, Clunk & Jam (2019).

October 19, 2018 - Robin Small – Wearing The Hurts

 

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‘Robin Small wandered wide in avoidance of – all things hard to touch.’

Footnote:  The initial thread of Robin’s story ‘avoidance of all things hard to touch’, might elude to the trouble he has getting close, or being close with others.  Touching – or being touched.  Feeling the pain of loss or disappointment.  His avoidance of feeling things at all?  Maybe Robin Small finds it difficult to connect with things deep within himself?   But maybe he’s also contemplating taking a small step towards trusting again – taking a risk?

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August 4, 2018 - Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

 

Alice (from Wonderland) tells her Mad Hatter friend her Uncle told her to wish for 6 impossible things before breakfast.  With this in her tiny pocket she slays the Jabberwocky and everyone lives happily ever after – and we may not, but let us vow not to be beaten by Jabberwockys and impossible things for that matter.

 

Boy wished for impossible things….

 

impossible boy fighting

….adults grew up and stopped fighting.

 

 

impossible boy road toll

Roads didn’t take their toll and the sky could breathe again.

 

 

impossible boy road toll

Mother nature didn’t get so angry.

 

 

impossible boy goodnights

Homes were homes and goodnight’s were safe.

 

 

impossible boy old days

Morning brought back the good ol’ days.

 

 

 

impossible things

He was invisible to the world and it to him – and tears were allowed to flow as freely as oil and concrete.

 

(Clunk & Jam book).