A Story in the Making

i've been processing this story, tweaking and reworking it over and over, as if I'm kneading stiff dough. The more and more I think about it, the more I'm convinced this story ought be made following a single line (plot-sense), but alternatively it gives a surprise if you read it differently. (Not really revealing anything, am I...).  Sketching out a sketchy robot here. 

 rough sketches via Bamboo Create 

rough sketches via Bamboo Create