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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 approaches her boss about a new account: I’m not entirely clear on a few of the details…”
“Why don’t you ask Lily?” Mr. Williams glanced at his watch, “She had it previously.”
Becca fixed a bright smile on her face, “Of course, sir. I’ll go ask her now.”
Why’d it have to be Lily?
At her desk, Becca straightened her folders, and squared off her stapler, hole-punch, and container of paperclips, all glossy pink with her name neatly written on the bottom so no one would steal them. She checked her lipstick in her pink floral mirror, and then looked over to where Lily sat. Lily wasn’t at her desk.
With a sigh, she walked over to search Lily’s desk for a clue to where Lily might be.
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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.