The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

50 Words

No Longer Self-Sufficient

Fifty word challenge #60: Self Sufficiency

I was meditating on how, with my medical condition, I have lost so much self-sufficiency. Asking for help for the little things I used to do with ease is the hardest.

Then my cousin phones and tells me her 22-year-old nephew died of cardiac arrest.

Suddenly, self-sufficiency pales into insignificance.



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Marla Bishop

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