Just A Little Sound

"Goodness and sweetness and kindness are bound in this place. I am in love with the things that I see in his face. It's a memory I know time will never erase..."

APPLICATION FORM

NAME:

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Name, age, date of birth, male or female. Lots of questions, one purpose. To find out one thing. Who am I?

 

Who am I? That, is a very good question. If you want the simple answer, I am Owen James Woodlock. I am an 19 year old male and i was born on the 8th of march 1991. But, if you want a bigger picture then, well, your answer is... I'm nobody. I am a nothing, a screw up with nothing to show for myself.

 

To be perfectly honest, you can't really blame me, my dad died when i was 4, he OD'd on crack and my mum was a drunk who dumped me in a home after 2 weeks of being a 'Single' parent. When I say single, I mean in the two weeks after my dad died, she had 5 boyfriends. I lost both my parents in the same fortnight. So with this crappy start to life, you can imagine I was a difficult child. Constantly getting into fights with the other children, threatening them, being shipped from one home to the next. After 4 years of violence and defiance, the care workers decided I needed some form of creative outlet to control my feelings. It was then, at the age of 8, I picked up my first guitar. The woman who ran the home, Lucy Marinala, said that I picked it up so fast I was a normal-ish kid within a month. She also said that my astonishing skills were the reasons I got adopted. She said Charlotte heard me playing from her house over the road as I sat in the front garden playing a tune, and had marched across to investigate. By this point I had swapped anger and cruelty for quiet and kindness so she adopted me straight away. I had many happy years with Charlotte... that is until last year when she got an incureable form of stomach cancer and we had to say goodbye for the last time. I don't want to talk about it though, it makes me too sad to think of her.

 

Since Charlotte died, everything has gone horribly, horribly wrong. I just lost my job, i got kicked out of uni last week, oh and yesterday my girlfriend Joanna ran off with Steve the Stoner! Great! I was starting to think things would never get better, then Alice came crashing into my life. Boy did she turn it around.

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