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Continues from my last snippet of “Lily Wasn’t There” –Becca watches Lily work, and thinks the other woman is incredibly boring. A coworker asks if she’s finished with a file.
“Almost.” Becca opened the folder on top of the stack on her desk. Ten minutes to get some caffeine in her, that’s all she needed to focus on the deadly boring numbers. She glanced at the gleaming pink metal clock on the corner of her desk. 9:14–almost three hours until lunch.
If she didn’t need the money so badly, she’d quit. But her daddy refused to help her financially anymore. So what if she’d lost three jobs in the year after she graduated?
“Lily Wasn’t There” is a short story I can’t quite get right. I’m hoping the feedback from WeWriWa will help.
Becca’s life hasn’t gone how she planned. Stuck in an accounting job she despises, she scrapes by with a paycheck that doesn’t buy her half of what she deserves. She wants to find a man before she’s thirty, get married, and never work another day in her life. While at work, she people-watches, and one particular coworker is often the focus of her attention–Lily. Lily is everything Becca hates–buttoned-up, bland, and overly dedicated to her job–or so Becca thinks.