Saturday, January 6, 2007

The Side Ways 2.2: Now You See Her...

New section just added. Here's a chunk from the middle of it...

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The girl was in my office?

After she’d spent the better part of the night trying to escape from it? She has a few waffles, a glass of orange juice and then comes straight back for more?

“Mrs. McKey?”

“Yes, sir?”

“Why didn’t you put her out of my office?” I was calm again. No use getting flustered. The situation would be well in hand soon enough.

Now Mrs. McKey hung her head and studied her shoes. She looked, for all the world, like a sixty-year-old school girl. I lowered my head and tried to catch her gaze, but she avoided my eyes entirely. I do not repeat myself, so I simply waited for her answer. Eventually, I got it.

“She’s locked herself in, sir.”

This was too much.

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