A special relationship develops which helps both parties through a difficult time.
This story was made on a five-day digital storytelling workshop for members of Watershed staff and local artists, led by Ruth Jacobs, Liz Milner and Beth Trimmer,
The course took place at Watershed during May 2005 and was supported by Bristol’s Museums, Galleries & Archives.
My friend Harvey used to sneak me into his house for secret sleepovers.
We were sitting on a wall one day. I was miserable: My family had just broken up and I was homeless. Over Christmas I had spent two nights sleeping rough. I was cold and hungry for the first time in my life, aching with cold and fear, and too scared to move.
Harvey said, “Come round my gaff.”, so I squatted.
For the first year, I was very depressed, and lived in the wardrobe, but slowly, I became one of the family. Harvey didn’t mind, but his brother Nicky was a little testy for a while. [sound of cat fighting] That’s when I got close to Lindy.
We had a lot in common and our relationship developed quite gradually. I knew we were an item when she started calling me “sweet pea”. Then we started sleeping together. She says I’ve really helped her through a difficult time. I could say the same.
Yesterday I bought her a mouse I’d caught.
[sound of a cat purring]
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