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Continues from my last snippet of “Lily Wasn’t There” –Becca watches Lily work, while avoiding any work of her own.
Later that afternoon Becca suffered through a meeting, trying to appear involved. She was meant for so much more than fixing other people’s budgets and taxes. Years of work, but her manager favored Lily, even though she’d worked here a year less.
When the meeting was over, she hurried back to her desk.
Irving swiveled his chair to face her. “Thank God that meeting’s over!”
“I thought Vicki’d never shut up about the Fazio account.” Becca blinked, eyes irritated by her colored contacts, and rummaged in her desk drawer for eye drops. Too bad there wasn’t an easier way to transform her blah brown eyes into an eye-catching green.
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“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.