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The Bad Influence


Four Years, Twenty-Three More Days

Thrifty Words Writing Challenge #18: Closure

Four years ago we bought a new vacuum cleaner and a Christmas tree with Trump-voting friends. The vacuum cleaner still works, and now, we’re speaking to these friends again, through texts.

Our house is clean, our priorities clear. Love and sanity and forgiveness. I hope they feel the same.

Thanks for the challenge Marla Bishop. Hope the year is better for us all!



We’re a Bad Influence because we INCITE change through inclusion, thought and creativity. We imagine a world where people can think critically, express themselves, and thumb their nose at the status quo, together.

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Terry Barr

I write about music, culture, food, and my Alabama past in The Riff, InTune, FanFare, A Cornered Gurl, Rock n”Heavy, Counter Arts, and Plethora of Pop.