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Last lines: Becca’s boss Mr. Williams calls her into his office, and fires her for poor performance. Becca: “What?”
“Please clean out your desk immediately,” he closed the folder, and put it in his out box.
Becca stumbled to her desk, and stared at the ugly divider wall covered by her favorite photographs. She pulled down the picture of her high school prom, vacation in Paris, and University of New Mexico graduation, tossing each picture into the empty cardboard box someone had left on her desk.
How could they fire me? I work so hard, but all my clients do is complain.
She threw her stapler after the pictures.
“Did you quit?” Lily looked up from her computer screen at the loud thunk.
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NOTE: I’m doing NaNoWriMo this month, so expect my replies to your comments to be a little slow, but I’ll get to you, promise.
“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.