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Me and My Dad By Simon Macbeth, Chapter 11: 1 of 6

Simon Macbeth doesn’t bruise easily. No matter how often or how hard my father hit me, I would go red for a while and then my skin would shake off another angry memory. There was only one time when the marks stayed with me for a couple of days before they disappeared. My two sisters […]

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Me and My Dad By Simon Macbeth, Chapter 11: 2 of 6

There were many times when Simon Macbeth would sit on my bed in tears, wondering why he did what he did to me. I was scared of him, he was a bully and he hurt me, but I preferred his fists to the other punishment he gave me. One of the things I’ve talked about […]

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Me and My Dad By Simon Macbeth, Chapter 11: 3 of 6

It’s hard for Simon Macbeth to be too analytical about my childhood, as it’s the only time I was ever young and the only childhood I have known. I can only compare my family when I was young to things I’ve seen on television, read in books, and my experiences with ChildLine. My little sister […]

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Me and My Dad By Simon Macbeth, Chapter 11: 4 of 6

Am I like my Dad? It’s a difficult question for Simon Macbeth to answer. I’m impatient and he was intolerant. He expected perfection from me and when he didn’t get it, he reacted ridiculously strongly as a consequence. You inherit things from your parents, whether you like it or not. My dad bought a brand […]

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Me and My Dad By Simon Macbeth, Chapter 11: 5 of 6

A few days later Simon Macbeth got into a bit of a kafuffle with Daisy and Peter’s son. He was about the same age as my Dad and he had a go at me. I’d done something wrong and he was shouting at me. I moved off to go back in to the house and […]

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Me and My Dad By Simon Macbeth, Chapter 11: 6 of 6

If my Dad had ever been violent to my Mum or my sisters, Simon Macbeth would have found out. I’m certain that one or both of my sisters would have told me. He was quite a traditional sort of man who liked things done properly, but he didn’t possess the courage to fight back against […]