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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 is sent to get details of a new account from Lily, who is not at her desk.
There was nothing on the surface except Lily’s computer, phone, and in and out trays. Two photographs taped to the wall caught Becca’s attention. The first was of a teenage Lily holding a dark-haired, brown-eyed baby. One of those stupid awareness ribbons, a zebra-print one, was stuck next to the picture.
The second picture was of a grown-up Lily standing next to a blue-eyed toddler and a handsome blond man.
That’s weird. Does Lily have kids?
It didn’t seem likely that she’d catch a man’s eye with the way she dressed, with hardly any cleavage showing and no dresses above the knee.
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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.