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Creative writing - Your Move by Jacqueline Hodgeson Philips Letter

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'Your Move' by Jacqueline Hodgeson Philip's Letter Dear mum, It's been approximately three years since the last time we spoke. I have to say, I'm very impressed that you've actually remembered you have a son! It's virtually a miracle! You didn't bother asking, but I can tell you that I'm doing fine in jail and I hope to be free very soon. Your letter was a bit harsh, don't you think? Considering the fact that now you need my support, I would have imagined a more apologetic letter, full of affection... who am I kidding? Affection? You? It seems like even now, you regard yourself to be the victim of everything that goes wrong. Even now, you prioritise yourself above anyone else. Even now, you don't stop all the irrelevant complaining and actually look back to the source to all your problems. Anyway, before I make any decisions about our future, I want to recall a few things about our past. ...read more.


Anyway, it wasn't only the first day of school, but it was also the first day I witnessed how devoted parents could be; it was the first day I felt unwanted and very confused; it was the first day I began to hate you! Not only was I the only one without a father, but I had never experienced love! I guess neither have you; I mean your own mother rejected you and no one was there for you when you needed them the most. Surely this should have made us closer? As a child, I was lonely. You were always at work, so I had to learn to keep myself occupied. I learnt to draw. I would draw pictures of what I thought Dad looked like - then remembering him would get me upset and I'd shred the pictures to pieces. I knew I'd never get my happily ever after. ...read more.


I know if I wanted to, I could have done better with my life, even if I didn't have much of an education. You did, didn't you? In fact, you've done a lot. You gave birth to me, and you brought me up reasonably well. But you failed to give me the simplest and most vital piece of parenting... love. The countless amount of things I used to do to gain just a little bit of your love. Come to think of it, it's rather amusing. I can't believe I wasted so much time thinking of ways to impress you, when I knew you wouldn't appreciate anything I did anyway. For a child to grow up thinking that he has to impress his mother to gain love and for him to know that he was a mistake, is worse than living in anguish. What you put me through is unforgivable. So in conclusion to this letter and our relationship, I guess I just want to apologise for being such a burden and wish you all the best in the future. Goodbye Philip ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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