The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

Essay Contest

Baby’s First Christmas…Not

Incite Change Essay Contest #1: Poverty

Opal asked me to do her hair for the funeral.

I didn't know how to “do hair,” but I could not refuse. “Okay, as long as you don’t mind pin curls.”

Her answer was some form of whatever. Besides, she couldn’t afford a beauty parlor, and she wanted to look…



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Marilyn Flower

Writer, sacred fool, improviser, avid reader, novel forthcoming, soul collage facilitator, prayer warrior and did I say writer?