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The Bad Influence


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Thrifty Words 100 Challenge #58: Home

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I’ve moved around sixty-three times since I was seven. We had a beautiful home my stepfather built with the help of everyone in the family. Then, we started moving — he was a drunk and a carpenter.

He’d get paid, go on a “bender,” get fired, go in search of a job, and we’d move.




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Stephen Dalton

Stephen Dalton

Stephen Dalton is a retired US Army First Sergeant with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. Top Writer in Investing, VR, and Short Story!

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