In Search of Oldton

It's not always easy to piece together the things you send me.

Yes, there are some common themes. I'm not the only boy out there who has hang-ups about his dad. And a lot of people have departed grandmas and grandpas who seem to have lived in or around Oldton.

Often though it required some reading between the lines to appreciate why a certain picture or sound might become part of the map.

Harder still was trying to understand how my own memories fitted into the pattern that was emerging. When it was finally pieced together, would I recognise Oldton as home, or would it be a strange town - someone else's fabrication?

Writers for the Future