Cash Prize Contest

Incite Change (social criticism, social change, social justice)

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WE ARE HAVING A CONTEST! FOR MONEY!

We start 1 April, 2021

Here’s how it will work: The editors will choose an essay topic. Writers will have one week to enter their essay before the deadline. Editors will then deliberate for a week to vote on a winner. The winner will get paid.


It may take the shape of poetry

Trigger warning/suicide

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Praying to the Unicorns? No. Not praying.


Memory loss and brain fog aren’t just annoying; they are dangerous.

Lamp posts along a trail in the fog.
Lamp posts along a trail in the fog.
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I'm far too young to be this old.


With a pen in her mouth and ink in her hair?

Headstone in a cemetery reads “Cast a cold Eye, On Life On Death. Horseman pass by -W.B. Yeats”
Headstone in a cemetery reads “Cast a cold Eye, On Life On Death. Horseman pass by -W.B. Yeats”
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What is she doing over there? Eyes glassy. Blank stare? Is that ink in her hair?


Essay Contest

$100 Incite Change Essay Contest #3: Freedom

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The votes are in. It was a tough decision, but after some bare-knuckle boxing, um, I mean, deliberation, the editors of The Bad Influence have stopped their noses bleeding with some O.B. Tampons and tallied up the votes.

Gaby Rogut

Congratulations, Gaby!

When the editors aren’t engaged…


50/100 Words

Thrifty Words 100 #24 & Fifty Words #45 : Magic

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Magic.


100/50 Words

Thrifty Words 100 #21 & Fifty Words #42: Motivation

Neon Sign in Blue reading, “Work Harder”
Neon Sign in Blue reading, “Work Harder”
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Yesterday my very good friend offered to send me her soon-to-be old laptop. Today she over-paid for some cheese I shipped to her friend.


50/100 Words

Thrifty Words 100 #21 & Fifty Words #42 : Motivation

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I once read somewhere that people are not unmotivated. We are really just motivated to do something else. I’m pretty sure I read the article right here on Medium and I’m also pretty sure it was by Ryan Fan. But my pretty sure is someone else’s where-the-fuck-did-you-get-that-idea? So if I’m missing the mark, please let me know. If I’m right, Ryan, could you link your story in the comments, please? I really can’t remember the title.

Jonica Bradley

Writer/Painter/Poet/Believes in magic/nature/prays to unicorns/goat expert/bee farmer/mental health advocate/C-PTSD/jonicabradley.wordpress.com

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