Monday Mixer, week 9


Emily slipped the lanyard over her neck and sighed. A vice president before she’d Flickered, and now the best she could do was a bank teller. She thought again of how the people she saw every day would, in their own ways, do 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, turning 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’d 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.

For more on Simon, Emily, and their travels, come read about the Time Travelling Umbrella here.


4 Responses to “Monday Mixer, week 9”

  1. Your writing is so sharp, I forget I’m watching for prompt words!

  2. Well done. I feel her frustration. Nice use of the words. I wonder who Simon is. I’ll click on over and find out.

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