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The Poet K here.
The framework and characterizations for Rodin’s Man continues to develop.
In the meantime, I want to develop the context of Rodin’s Man’s world.
I thought I’d do that through a series of posts from that world.
January 10, AW 16
Following unacceptable disturbances at the Nutritional Service in the Borough of City Centre, your Government has ordered its immediate temporary closure. This action will be re-assessed in one week’s time. The service will be re-opened if the situation has been stabilized.
In these difficult times, food is a privilege, not a right.
Security Forces attacked citizens protesting against insufficient amounts and poor quality of food at the local soup kitchen.
The government added to the indignity by thereafter blaming the protesters for the disturbance and then ordering that the facility be temporarily closed.
Once again, government officials and the elite gorge themselves while the populace goes hungry.
It’s the dead of night. You find yourself huddling with the motley few on the rooftop of a rundown building in a ruined city. You strain to absorb the tinny sounds emanating from a hand-held electronic device.
From across the void, The Poet K unpacks his narrative, unravelling the existence of Rodin’s Man and what it means to have a hope in Hell:
Rodin’s Man continues to take shape both in character and as a project.
Rodin’s Man – itinerant organizer and philosopher – with limited resources – with limited time.
The Poet K – narrator – paying homage to the expressed example of the Beat Poets – minus the self-destructive propensities and the focus on juvenile sex
And along the way, flash fiction portrays the struggles of the people in the community as they cling to hope amidst their deprivations.
I hope to have the first volume out this year along with three volumes of Dancing in Dangerous Times – a collection of flash fiction, satire, poetry and posters.
Crossing my fingers for 2018.