The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

50 WORDS

Shhh, Don’t Talk About That!

Fifty Word Challenge #37: Taboo

Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash

Hard to imagine but aged fourteen I was too embarrassed to tell my mother when I started menstruating. So I waited until I heard her coming, then rested my feet on the settee so my bloody knickers showed.

The shame when she told my dad: “Today Marla became a woman!”

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Marla Bishop

Marla Bishop

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