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Their yearly retreat was due. The car was packed and the clothes were tucked.

“You’re leaving next month. Let’s make this a good’un” said his dad.

Brian got into the car, realising that his dad was correct. This was his last time he would be living in his parent’s house before he moved to go to university next month. He was the first one in his family to do so, and it was a source of great pride to his dad.


It started with just a few things. There were the odd names that would not come to the tongue so quickly. Faces became beacon calls for hitting a mental wall. Items would no longer be remembered when she was out shopping. She’d come back with half a list and not be able to tell if she had purchased all of them