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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. Last line: “Was Lily at the meeting?”
“Yeah, she was.” Irving scrolled through his meeting notes on his tablet. “She suggested we combine those Holt accounts, remember?”
“Why would I?” Becca shrugged, “Are you going to the barbecue next month?”
“Yeah, I hope Martin doesn’t bring his family. I had to toss the Armani pants his little monsters splattered with mustard.”
“Some people just can’t control their kids,” Becca examined her bleached blond hair for split ends. “But then, Martin’s such a putz, isn’t he?”
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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.