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Sam and I / My extraterrestrial lives

So that’s Sam, for the moment. You see Sam was not just a lover, a friend, companion or any other dictionary kind of word we use to tell people about things. If anything he was spirit…but that’s getting ahead of it all.

For those who like comparisons, I was quite different – I loved detail, intricacies, the world’s complexities. Compared to Sam’s spontaneity, my worlds were grains of desert sand in a storm, fractured light on unbevelled glass, tea leaves and black holes. I’d bury myself and need extracting from my fascination, analysis, obsessions. I was, predictably, always late, delayed, missing in action (even born after term – mum’s womb just made me want to sink myself into the whole extraterrestrial experience). I still had to learn that the world needed me to work hard to keep things simple, manageable, conversational.

I was at a bus stop when Sam came along. The book I was devouring made me miss three buses in a row. I was late and Sam just laughed. He said ‘follow me’ and winked, and my world from then on, confusingly started to make sense – like a randomly scattered deck of cards falling wierdly into place. Then, much later, he’d lead me to ‘our place’. There we’d discover touch and making love which would leave us ship-wrecked and safe-harboured in each others soft, tanned and naked arms.

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Exploring short story writing for a short story competition coming up…

Believe…the evolving Story of Sam and I…

Part one
Part three

Comments

  • Tracey    lee Stokes
    Tracey lee ...over 4 years ago

    Such a lovely read,Sir Robert….No really!Very cool.Look forward to. of corse more.Happiness to read.Best to you and yours.

  • Thankyou sunshine…I’m curious too…grin. All the very best to you too :)

    – Robert Knapman

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBover 4 years ago

    you write so incredibly beautifully and really take the reader with you on your journey, I just know I’m going to feel like an envious voyeur to your bedroom antics before too long… hahaha! ;-)

  • Darl…thankyou. You are right – its all about the journey. Bedroom antics? Yes there may be some…I might tease you a bit first…hehe.

    – Robert Knapman

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 4 years ago

    Sam sounds like fun :)

  • He’s an absolute delight :)))

    – Robert Knapman

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehover 4 years ago

    Great storytelling. Thank you for sharing Sam with us. ;)

  • Thanks Cassidy…my pleasure. Its going to be a writer’s adventure I think.

    – Robert Knapman

  • Soaps
    Soapsover 4 years ago

    Delicious, spontaneous. I like it.

  • :) Thanks Soaps.

    – Robert Knapman

  • pagan
    paganover 4 years ago

    completely engaging… you have such a cool style Robert… i’m not only fascinated with what you tell but the way you tell it… always unique and addictive. :-)

  • BiographyofRed8
    BiographyofRed8over 4 years ago

    I enjoyed the first one as it reminded me of the beginning of the Johnny and Dave series, where the writing was appearing all over the place, on walls, creating a depth of a story, without having to “fill on all the gaps”.. I love stories like that.. you have already put out some bread crumbs, of course I want to follow wondering will I be captured in the lolly house? of course, as one does, wonder these things.. hahaha.

  • Jono83
    Jono83over 4 years ago

    This is magical.

  • gary roberts
    gary robertsalmost 3 years ago


    well done!

  • This is a really really nice surprise. Thanks Gary :))

    – Robert Knapman

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