The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence


Too Late to Contribute, You Know It’s You

Thrifty Words Challenge #11: Late

She shows up breathless, frenzied, happy.

She accomplished what she needed done at home, at the office.

She’s late for the group project.

She apologizes.

You’d finished it before she arrived.

She looks it over approvingly. High fives you.

She stares solemnly at your name on the work. Where’s hers?



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Julie Ranson

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