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The Bad Influence

Writing for Myself

A Suburban Nightmare

A dose of micro fiction.

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A railroad was built somewhere in Texas to boost the economy, naturally, cheap apartments sprung up on either side almost simultaneously.

Soon, the riffraff moved in. Crime escalated. Local businesses moved out.

No one cared about cleanliness.

Long-time residents moved away. Property values decreased.

Everything was destroyed after that.

My answer to the prompt words: build and destroy, I hope you enjoyed it…but is it fiction? Maybe.

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Kim Smyth

Freelance writer/blogger, editor-creator of Twisted Trunk Travels-my new travel blog.