Here’s a couple of apostrophes I inadvertently missed out of yesterday’s blog – ‘ ‘.
Anyway, one digresses (as you do, as you do).
To pick up the chronological thread of my story – my autobiographical story, whose relationship to fiction may be closer than you imagine. But that’s not to say it’s not true. When I appeal to the truth of my tale; for example, if, and when, I say: ‘it’s all true’, I am in fact drawing on a technique that (some) autobiographers employ (I have found (and not only me, in all probability)) to persuade the reader that they are relating a honest account of their life and times, and not making it all up (as some have been known to do, and not without financial reward).
Also, when, and if, I say, ‘I know who(m) I am (be)’, I am merely referring to my living in a particular time and place in history, and the unavoidable (though not entirely deterministic) effect of extraneous social and economic forces on my self: I am not intimating that I something ‘special’. Although, again, this is a feature of some autobiographers, and a lot of the time their assumption is quite justified, I find.
There is still quite a while before I embark on my journey into Further Education - a few more jobs and several more years in 'the school of life'; as they say.
….Well, I was working the night-shift at the biscuit factory, and had moved in with my mum because her house was in walking distance of the stables where I kept my horse. At the factory, I met a fella, and we kind of fell in to a relationship. I say ‘fell’ because I didn’t find him particularly attractive; we were friends first, and he kind of grew on me. We went out a few times with another couple from work, to local pubs in town. The other two became romantically involved, and I started seeing this fella on a one to one basis. However, it wasn’t long before I found him to be a habitual liar. His lies were absurd and basically quite harmless, really, but needless to say, our relationship didn’t last very long. It makes me laugh, now: well, it did then, actually, at some of the things he did and said.
To cut a long story short: