Season 2 Episode 5 – Freedom 1964

 

 

*A warning that this episode contains scenes of domestic violence and may not be suitable for everyone. Discretion is advised. 

 

The voices were loud. They always were. Once more he had come home long after dinner. Drunk. Always drunk.

Freedom 1964 by Lyn Mitchell

I have lived for 70 years and for 60 of those years, I have lived with the knowledge I was not wanted. In the post-war environment, it was not politically or religiously correct to be pregnant before marriage. My mother tried to get rid of me but I needed to be born. Life for the Kyte Family was harsh.

70-year-old University student, Lyn Mitchell has a Diploma of Professional Writing. Her need to write her story led her to this phase of her life. She has been published in Morning Bell Magazine. 

You can find Lyn on Twitter @LauraLyn

 

Acknowledgements:

Memoria is written,  produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Lyn Mitchell’s short story, Freedom 1964 is written and read by Lyn. The story is edited by Nat V.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,   “Periodicals” and “The Envelope”.

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

Sound effects used in this episode by:

Smashing plate by tezzza

Smashing plate by ikbenraar

Girl breathing by AderuMoro

human run in sneakers by scriotxstudios

Girl crying softly by thatkellytrna

Girl trying to cry quietly by 11linda

breathing running girl by arnaud coutancier

Footsteps in puddles by InspectorJ

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