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Last lines: Becca’s boss Mr. Williams calls her into his office, and says “Come in and close the door.”
Becca sat in the high-backed leather chair, summoning an attentive smile.
“You’ve been with us for four years now, and recently, there’s been a marked decrease in your job performance. The Montemayors called yesterday and requested a different accountant.”
“I fell a little behind because of the complexity of the job, but I can still do it.”
“This isn’t the first time you’ve had complaints, Becca. We’ve discussed them, and for a time you showed improvement, but your record is inconsistent. I’m afraid I have to let you go.”
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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.