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Last lines: Becca has just been fired, and Irving got the promotion she wanted, so she has a temper tantrum, kicking over his trashcan and pouring the coffee pot over his desk. Irving: “I’m glad you’re fired. Who’d want to work with a psycho like you?”
Becca lunged at him, and this time her hand connected solidly with his jaw. Her palm throbbed, but she’d left a gratifyingly bright red mark on his cheek.
Good, he earned that, too.
Before she could hit him again, two men from security pulled her away.
“Becca!” Vicki’s hands fluttered, nervously smoothing her hair and clothing. “What’s wrong with you? You need to calm down before you get into more trouble, and-”
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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.