Malcolm

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Malcolm

It’s okay Malcolm, if you want to cry.
I’m so scared.
Tell me, Malcolm, what makes you feel so afraid?
I see colours, following me.
Now Malcolm, I am here to help, tell me what things?
I can’t, you’ll think I am . . .
Here’s a tissue, Malcolm. I understand. I am here to help.
Do you? I think you are one of THEM!
Don’t shout, Malcolm, we are all the same.
No, we’re not, you’re weird.
Malcolm, you are the one who is different.
SEE! am I the only one?
Please Malcolm, join us, be an umbrella person.


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26 responses to “Malcolm

  1. Oh no…. run.
    Great piece… now I’m imagining giant umbrellas taking over the world

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  2. Malcom is on the cusp of discovering a world where everyone is prepared for the rain at all times and blows 300 feet down the road with every gust of wind. Haha great story man! Super creative take

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  3. This reminded me of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Creepy. Great story!

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  4. Too much pressure on Malcolm. Great dialogue.

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  5. Oooooo! I like! An umbrella person. We are veering into the Twilight Zone!

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  6. As we say in my profession, your perception is your reality 🙂

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  7. Ooh in the end I feel that Malcolm was the sane one.

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  8. Colors following.. umbrella person.
    Isn’t the fear real for the people who feel it? For rest it’s different level of craziness.. ready to label.

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  9. This feels kind of creepy – the umbrella people. For some reason I’m picturing them as some sort of Dr Who-style automatons, and Malcolm could be next 🙂

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  10. Cute story. I love the idea of umbrella people.

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  11. Poor Malcolm. He has not found someone to help him at all. Great conversation giving indications of the characters and power in this relationship.

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  12. I wouldn’t listen either to someone who talked so condescendingly – dare to be different, Malcolm!

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  13. Perhaps it’s a fear of lightning.
    Cute story. I loved the back & forth dialogue.

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  14. You turn us around very neatly, from human pov to umbrella pov. Well done!

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  15. Love how the story proceeded with the exchange of dialogues.

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  16. Malcom is special. Hope to hear more about him again.

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  17. One cannot explain certain phobias…

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  18. Umbrella people always end up with broken limbs in our house.

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  19. We should have all listened to Malcolm!

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  20. Beautifully done exchange – really like the way the story line develops. Amusing finale. Nicely done.

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  21. Dear James,

    I wonder why Malcom fears being an umbrella person. Intriguing little conversation that left me wanting to know more.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  22. ha ha – an umbrella person – love it.

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