The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence


The Fragility of Life

Thrifty Words 100 Challenge #83: ‘Alive’

While none of us knows when the jig is up, being ill can make death feel closer. Since being diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, the steroids used to control the condition has caused more problems — including diabetes and glaucoma — and mobility issues. Yet I refuse to lie in my bed and wait to die. So I struggle…



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Marla Bishop

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