by Charlie Wade
Robbie had a
It takes a
certain kind of man to chat up the midwife during
his wife's labour, but Robbie's father thought
nothing of it. It also takes a certain kind of
midwife to reciprocate the advance. During the
cries of, Go on love, push, she
fluttered her eyelashes and gave cheeky smiles.
father left thirty minutes before he was born.
The midwife left the same time, ensuring the
birth complications were more complicated.
mother didn't have the best post-natal experience.
No amount of scented candles, lilac bath bombs
and whale song could heal a rejection like that.
In and out of
care at the age of six, borstal at twelve and
prison at seventeen, Robbie was set for a life of
destitution and institution.
At the age of
twenty five, Robbie took his revenge on society.
He became a