The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence


My First Taste of Racism

Fifty-word challenge #73: Powering Down

Aged seven or eight, I was playing outside with new pals while staying with family friends when one of the kids threw a pebble at a passing disabled man — and he said that I’d done it!

I was more upset that my ‘uncle’ believed that lying white man over me…



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Marla Bishop

Londoner, philosophy graduate, journalist, relationship coach, wife & mother. MA in Novel Writing; working on 1st novel. Follow me: