My Father In Reflection

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My Father In Reflection

03/07/1938 – 18/10/2018

If anything my Father was a prolific writer, pretty much like his Son, it’s perhaps sadly only one of the main things we had in common. He thought me weird, stupid and a plethora of other not so nice compliments. We knew that we both wrote, that we enjoyed writing. He knew l was fond of rhyming poetry, and stories of factuality concerning my life, and all l knew was that he attended writing class for almost ten years so that he could write and have published the ultimate love story so that he could dedicate that to his long lost love.

She walked out of his life in 1998 and they never got back together and for the remaining 22 years of his life he spent missing her, continuing to love her and writing about his love for her in his novels. The latter were never picked up by any publishing houses as it was not a genre they were willing to host, but also, his novel writing was not that brilliant.

However, still my Father wrote, short fiction stories, historical pieces and memoir styled stories which documented moments in his life. He never chose to once share any of his short stories with his Son. He only ever sent a copies of his self published novels to a handful of people, ten in all, and of those ten only three ever read the contents, as they too were tiring of the same story but and however were still loyal to his crafted offerings. the other 7 never bothered to read anything written and discarded them.

I think the saddest part of all, if you exclude the factor that he chose to never share the stories with his Son, was that at the end of the day, he did have a gift for penmanship, just never decided to change course with his subject matter for publishing houses. I believe if he had of done, then he may well have become a published author and finally realised his forever dream of recognition.

I only discovered all of his stories in the week following his death as l attended to the administrations of his estate and since that time, have  posted the stories in the series here.

My Father and l did not enjoy the typical relationship shared by others, it was one of tolerance only and not always liking each other. We loved each other as two people can that are related, but that was as far as it went. We were in each others eyes, clearly misunderstood from each other.

I knew my Father, not perhaps the depth of his imagination to which he pledged into his fiction, but l knew him as a very different man growing up till indeed the time of his death. A dark and violent man who cared not for family as he would explain to others and have them believe, but a man who lived with demons all his life caused by a complete and utter lack of understanding into who he truly was and never allowing himself to be who he wanted to be.

The stories, writings and novel serialisations below introduce you to the man himself.

Rory Matier

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My Father In Reflection

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Diary Year

Post Title

Penned Date

1969

A Year in the Life of a Diary

28th January 2019

1973

A Year in the Life of a Diary

17th January 2019

1974

A Year in the Life of a Diary

08th February 2019

1975

A Year in the Life of a Diary

1976

A Year in the Life of a Diary

1977

A Year in the Life of a Diary

1984

A Year in the Life of a Diary

Penned Date

Post title – Memoirs

1956 The Choir
1957
1958
1959 Life and Death
1960
1961
1962 The Witness
1962 Outside The Door
1963
1964
1965
1966 The Drill Exam
1967
1968 A Dish Eaten Cold
1969 Sudden Wealth
1969 The Deepest Cut
1970 The Deadline
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975 Home A Loan
1976
1977 Bora Da To You Too
1977 So You’d Like a Job
1978
1979
1980 Stop That At Once
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985 An Act of Vandalism
1986
1987 Breathless
1988 Nowhere To Go
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000 The House
2001 Train Journey
2002 Writing as a form of Suicide
2003 Writing Class
2003 The St Valentine’s Day Messy Cure
2003 The Holy Grail
2003
2003 Lies and Lying
2004 Jaguar: A Love Requited
2004 21st Century Tiger
2004 A Walk in The Woods
2004 It’s My Turn Now
2005 Tyger Tyger Burning Bright
2005 The Road to Hell
2005 Toys
2005 Masks
2005 A Book Is Not Just For Christmas But For Life
2005 Silence

Interpretation

2006 Belated Greetings
2006 A Working Man In My Prime
2006 Where Would I Be Now?
2007 Reflections of Life
2007 The Huguenots – A People Betrayed
2007 Enquiring Mind or Difficult Bastard?
2007 The Coming of The Twilight
2007 Forests of the Night
2008 The Fountains of Sorrow
2008 The Lost Decade
2008 One Hundred and Eighteen
2008

Looking for Me: An Unfinished Story

2009 Going, Going, Gone
2010 And The Winner Is
2010 Saint Valentine’s Day
2011 Talking with a Stranger
2011
2012 The Collector
2012 Songs For Aging Lovers
2012
2013 The Herald of Spring
2013
2013
2014 The Toy Fair
2014
2014
2015 Journeys Through Time and Space
2015 The Garden Fence
2016 Second Choice Is Not Always Second Best
2017 Chris Barber and Me!
2017 Letting Go
2017 Buried Treasure
2017 A Cat’s Life
2018 On The Beach

My Unfinished Father

A Life Lived To The Full

Page No:

Date
My Unfinished Father – A Life Lived to the Full 001 – 011 29 Jan 2019
My Unfinished Father – A Life Lived to the Full 012 – 023 04 Feb 2019
My Unfinished Father – A Life Lived to the Full 023 – 035 14 Feb 2019

Penned Date

Post title – Short Fiction Tales

Nov 23 2018

Two of a Kind

Nov 25 2018

The Old Photograph Album

Nov 29 2018

Awaiting Your Turn

Dec 02 2018

The English Garden

Dec 02 2018

Worried

Dec 03 2018

Viewed from Afar

Dec 03 2018

The Milkman

Dec 03 2018

A Walk in the Autumn

Dec 08 2018

Case 743/02 LAPD – The Diary, the Dachshund and the Yacht

Dec 15 2018

A Little Chat

Dec 16 2018

Looking Back

Dec 18 2018

The Ghost in Whites

Dec 19 2018

The Nun’s Story

Dec 27 2018

Message in a Bottle

Dec 27 2018

Spirits of the Times

Dec 27 2018

Some Days are Diamonds, Some Aren’t

Dec 28 2018

Speed Limits

Dec 28 2018

The Garden

Dec 28 2018

The Misunderstanding

Dec 29 2018

The Old House

Dec 30 2018

Dusting Off The Angler

Dec 30 2018

Talk Your Way Out Of this

Dec 30 2018

Sisters

Jan 04 2019

Shoeless Shores

Jan 11 2019

School

Jan 13 2019 A Modern Day Fairytale
Jan 14 2019 Carpe Diem
Jan 14 2019 In Service of the Queen, Comrade
Jan 18 2019 No Enemies
Jan 18 2019 Lost
Jan 21 2019 D Day Plus Eleven
Jan 29 2019 Last Tango At Tescos
Feb 01 2019 The Fog

Penned Date

Post title – Historical

Dec 12 2018 Disappointment
Dec 10 2018 Circus
Dec 10 2018 The Tunnel
Dec 07 2018 Brave Men’s Blood
Dec 10 2018 Good Day To Bury Bad News
Dec 12 2018 Jubilee
Dec 11 2018 Danny Boy
Dec 23 2018 The Letter
Dec 06 2018 The Vow
Nov 29 2018 The Ashes 2003
Jan 10 2019 Sacrifice
Jan 11 2019 The Accused
Jan 12 2019 One Was Missing
Jan 13 2019 Ol’ Blue Eyes and his Ladies
Jan 16 2019 No News is Good News; Sometimes
Jan 17 2019 Mistakes
Jan 17 2019 No Excuse
Jan 17 2019 Circus
Jan 20 2019

Bunch of Old Keys

Cherchez Le Saint Graal

Jan 21 2019 Colours
Jan 22 2019

Sit Down

Sit Down Doctor

Jan 22 2019 The Gypsy
Jan 27 2019 The Parcel

Novels Serialisation

The Killing of Alex Millar

Chapter

Episode Date
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch1 – Ep 1 Jan 25 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch1 – Ep 2
Jan 26 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch2 – Ep 3
Jan 27 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch2 – Ep 4
Jan 28 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 3 – Ep 5 Jan 31 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 4 – Ep 6
Feb 02 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 5 – Ep 7
Feb 03 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 6 – Ep 8
Feb 04 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 7 – Ep 9
Feb 07 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 8 – Ep 10
Feb 08 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 8 – Ep 11
Feb 08 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 9 – Ep 12 Feb 10 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 9 – Ep 13 Feb 10 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 10 – Ep 14 Feb 11 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 11 – Ep 15 Feb 13 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 11 – Ep 16 Feb 13 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 12 – Ep 17 – 18
Feb 15 2019
Novel Serialisation – The Killing of Alex Millar Ch 13 – Ep 19
Feb 16 2019

 

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