Stories

June 6, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Off the Planet

 

wisdoms of rose saving water

Rose wasn’t into saving water – she liked her bath too much.

Rose is of the view that taking care of herself is the best addition she could possibly make to the world beyond her own thought processes.  For much of the time she lives her life in blissful oblivion, completely absorbed in simple off-the-planet personal pleasures of strange delight – and no financial gain.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  This Rose seems relatively free from an environmental and social conscience, which makes her very politically incorrect.  She does have very green tendencies that offset her blissful oblivion.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

May 17, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Keep Your Hat On

 

rose party hat on

Rose wasn’t cursed with good looks .

Rose is free from any expectation to be abnormally beautiful 24/7, which leaves her undefinable by looks alone – and alone she is.  Consequently, Rose rarely receives invitations of the social kind but isn’t bothered by being omitted in this way.  In fact, it affords her three good things.  One, more time to herself.  Two, being left alone to be herself.  And three, to live within the containment of her own tangible world.  With such a high level of self acceptance, Rose manages to by-pass all standard dress codes and cosmetic alterations of the conforming and horribly restricting kind – and mirrors.

Footnote:  In a world of ‘likes’ and ‘followers’, this Rose is independently refreshing.  Always good to question who and what determines our worth.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

May 13, 2018 - Clunk & Jam in Bookshops

 

clunk and jam bookshops

(All content in Clunk & Jam is freely available in the Black Dog blog here.)

Clunk and Jam is now available in Perth, Western Australia at …Fremantle Art CentreFOUND Giftshop.  .  New Edition Bookshop, Fremantle. Lane Bookshop, Claremont.  Crow Bookshop, Victoria Park.  Planet Bookshop, Northbridge and Mount Lawley.  Beaufort Street Books, Mount Lawley.   Subiaco Bookshop, Rokeby Road, Subiaco.  Collins Booksellers, Cottesloe.  The Well Bookshop, Applecross. Diabolik, Mt Hawthorn.  Paper Bird Books, Fremantle.  Available on-line from Browne Ink Studio.

Thank you kindly to these independent booksellers for their support.

May 3, 2018 - Robin Small Rocks

 

robin small rocks

 

Robin Small felt the turmoil on indecision in the balls of his feet as he rocked to – Will I?  Won’t I?

Footnote:  Sometimes when there are no answers, sitting it out for a while and taking some time makes good sense.   And sometimes things  never make sense but Robin’s ‘rocking’ seems to suggest he’s not stuck.  He’s working things out – in his own time.  Maybe he’s just wondering?  And wondering (or daydreaming) is so often perceived as ‘doing nothing’.  Nothing of value anyway.  But it’s where ideas come from.   It’s how we gain a deeper sense of things and their meaning –  that others might just pass on by. 

 

April 18, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Cracked It

 

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Rose broke the mould – a truly astounding feat.

Although an underachiever in academic fields, Rose is a star in self development and a high minder of her own identity.  She has made outstanding progress in finding for herself a sense of quiet achievement and direction – despite constant interruptions.  She is also dedicated to researching sources of content other than incoming gratification – and acknowledgement from adult figures and male dominated establishments.

Rose exhibits no desire to possess parental powers of manipulation, authority or control, or the conservatism that comes with maturity – all of which would spoil the spontaneity she is free to leap into at any unguarded moment.  Rose continues valiantly reaching towards newly found desires and pickings ripe for her own taste, mostly of the underground and obscure variety – which appear to mark her path to somewhere different to where others would like her to remain.  Long Live Rose.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

April 13, 2018 - Army of Ink Here Comes Repair

 

army of ink here comes repair

Here comes repair .

This little soldier left behind the security of her blanket to step forth into the reasonably unknown realm of repair.  As she did, she cast a small wish into the universe that others might follow too…

 

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