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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: Becca and Vicki are talking about Becca’s date: Becca found the doctor unappealing, but tried to be nice, and is angry he didn’t appreciate that.
All her friends were married or engaged, and a few already had babies. Becca had been the first of her friends with a high-school boyfriend, the first to go to prom with a senior, and the first to get a proposal, though that hadn’t worked out. Now she was falling behind and she didn’t like the feeling.
The next morning, at yet another meeting, she forced herself to pay attention. They’d be given assignments today, and she hated the way people snickered if she didn’t respond to her manager immediately.
“Rebecca, you’ll have the new Montemayor account,” Mr. Williams said.
Becca nodded, scribbling a note down. After the meeting was finally over, she approached her boss in his office: “Sir, about the new account. I’m not entirely clear on a few of the details…”
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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.