360MC Task 5 – For Submission

Treatment Draft 1:

Fred has always felt alone. He didn’t have any friends in school. He was bullied for his glasses and braces. During P.E lessons, Fred would hide in the library to be stop the other children making fun of him for not being good at sports. His home life wasn’t too great either. His dad left when he was 6, so his mum had to raise him alone. He didn’t have any siblings he could turn to either. Fred’s mother had many problems. She drank a bottle of vodka a day and had different men in and out of the house. Nights when Fred was trying to do his homework, he would hear the noises of his mother having sex in the next room.

He is now 25. His mum passed away  from alcoholism and drug overdose two years ago. Since that day he found her, Fred hardly been out of the house and is struggling to pay the bills. He spends his days smoking drugs to help him cope with his depression.

One day when walking home from the shop, Fred sees a girl who bullied him in school. He stops and just watches her walk down the street. Voices from his childhood ring in his ears, her voice repeats, calling him names, childrens laughter and whispering. He puts his hands to his head and shakes it vigorously, trying to stop the noises. He looks back up to see the girl, but as her 14 year old self. The voices stop. He looks down and closes his eyes with confusion.

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