A longer version of Monday Mixer, week 9

Emily slipped the lanyard over her neck and sighed, feeling the weight of the keys on her chest. She’d been a vice president of a very large company before she’d Flickered, and now the best she could do was working as a part-time bank teller. Walking up the tree-lined street, past the room she rented at Mrs. Blasingame’s Boarding House for Wayward Women, she thought again of how, in their own way, the people she saw every day would be doing the reverse of what she had done, albeit more slowly. She wondered how someone coming of age in 1951 really felt when they saw a 24 year old woman handing them a resume with the phrase “salary expectations commensurate with experience,” meaning “pay me six figures or I walk.”

Simon probably would love it here, she thought as she turned south on Halsted. She was sure she’d see him again, although it had been four years, and the memories weren’t as sharp as they once had been. Still, she was determined to have as many stories to tell him as she could. Tonight, it was a concert at the Chicago Amphitheater.

Come read more about Emily, Simon, and the Time Travelling Umbrella here: https://projectgemini12.wordpress.com/tag/time-travelling-umbrella/.

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