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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 46

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 46

. All Chapters Previous Chapter . . . Chapter 46 – The End of the Beginning . . . At the end We found ourselves Ecstatic Sad Dancing Breathless Out of time Forever Slow Slow Quick Defiant steps Laughing till Between our lips Silence Unearthed us This is where We kiss goodbye Hello Forever Out…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 45

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 45

. All Chapters Previous Chapter Next Chapter . . Chapter 45 – Legacy Legacy – Part 1 – The Canadian pioneer, Nelson Henderson, once said, “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” For many, this sets out what it means to leave a legacy….

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 44

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 44

. All Chapters Previous Chapter Next Chapter . Chapter 44 – To Die For   [ Image: Featured-image-for-Chapter-44.png ] To Die For The things people will be willing to sacrifice their lives for are often the same as those they live for. At the top of that list will most likely be protecting their loved…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 43

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 43

, All Chapters Previous Chapter Next Chapter , Chapter 43 * * * Dream 16th of December 2022 I’m undergoing surgery, but instead of scalpels and sutures, the only stitches involved are in the tiny tapestries the surgeon places upon me. “This is the final one,” he says, “but I have to warn you,” he…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 42

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 42

. . . Previous Chapter (41) Next Chapter (43) All Chapters . Chapter 42 . . . Therapy Session 1989 – Part 1 Therapist: I’ve noticed you haven’t spoken much about our time together coming to an end. Simon: I suppose I’m a bit worried Therapist: Ah-ha Simon: I’m scared I won’t be able to…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 41

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 41

All Chapters Chapter 41 – Bullying All The Rage When Michael, my mum’s psychopathic boyfriend, pushed her up the wall by her throat and threw me across the room, the cocking of a pistol’s hammer clicked inside me, and my sensitivity to injustice adjusted to a hair-trigger setting. No doubt, my DNA and abandonment issues,…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 40

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 40

  Full Chapter List Early Sunday Morning     [ Image: Early-Sunday-Morning-by-Edward-Hopper-1024×596.jpeg ] Early Sunday Morning by Edward Hopper Chanan – Part 1 Some say they sense the moment someone they’re close to dies, but the morning after Bettie had been murdered, Chana woke to a feeling of extreme anxiety. However, he didn’t countenance for a…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 39

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 39

Chapter 39 – Cruelty * * * 1983 – Treading Water My days at Wilson’s School had officially come to an end, but even so, I was still emotionally and practically connected to the place. My abysmal A-level results meant returning to discuss what options were available. One involved re-doing a year, while another merely…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 38

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 38

Chapter 38 – Jealousy August 1983 – A level results – Part 1 I was still in bed when Mum brought in a small envelope containing my A-level results. These were going to determine the rest of my life. “Do you want me to open it for you?” Mum asked. I nodded She shook her…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 37

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 37

Previous Chapter To see other chapters click here Chapter 37 Part 1 * * * Introduction “The world is a comedy to those that think; a tragedy to those that feel.”  These are the famous lines of Horace Walpole, lines I’d try to slip into every one of my English A-level essays. Fortunately, I was…

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