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Last lines: Becca has just been fired, and Irving got the promotion she wanted, so when he tells her it’s her own fault, she kicks over his trashcan.
That was satisfying, but he deserves worse.
She followed up with a kick to the side of his desk, which sent a few files cascading to the floor to join the scattered trash on the floor.
Well, it’s all trash, really.
“Careful of my computer!” Irving darted forward, but retreated when she stalked toward him.
“I’ll be very careful,” Becca grabbed the full coffee pot from the nearby break area and poured it over his computer and the remaining files on his desk.
That’s what he deserves for stealing the promotion.
She dropped the pot on the floor, swept the rest of her stuff off her desk into the box, and scooped the box up.
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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.