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Last lines: Becca has just been fired, and is cleaning out her desk. Lily: “Did you quit?”
“No, I was fired, not that it’s any of your business,” Becca thumped her clock into the box.
“Congratulations on your promotion, Irving!” Vicki said from the other side of the divider.
“Irving got my promotion?” Becca’s sunflower mouse-pad slipped through her fingers to the floor.
Irving walked around the corner, a wide smile on his face. He stopped when he noticed Becca standing next to her denuded desk. “Oh.”
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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.