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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, and rummages for clues until Lily returns and catches Becca snooping. Becca: “Mr. Williams said I should ask you about the Montemayor account.”
Sitting at her desk, Lily opened a drawer, and pulled out a folder, neatly labeled ‘Montemayor’ on the tab. “Here you go.”
“You should leave a note if you’re away from your desk.”
Lily pointed to her computer screen, which displayed a screen saver scrolling the words ‘Faxing copies, back in ten.’ “I’m sorry you missed it. If that’s all, I need to get this done,” Lily began entering numbers from one of the files into a spreadsheet.
How could Lily just ignore me? Not that I want to talk to her, of course–but she must be jealous of me. Becca returned to her desk and played a few games of Solitaire to calm down.
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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.