“End of Day” – Substack

While her colleagues quit en masse, an employee weighs her departure.

Three colleagues from the marketing department jog by Lyssa: Maribeth pops thumbs-up while she wobbles in her heels; Michael, last summer’s part-time intern hired as full-time, claps while he giggles; and the third, Lyssa has seen wearing a new outfit every week, dashes off a selfie or a video. They stop at the cubicles Lyssa nicknamed Big Fake Flowers after she came into the office one Sunday and, balancing in her chair, peered over her walls and into the metal petals spiraling out from the axis drilled in the floor. Michael mouthing He’s doing it pulls at Lyssa.

William Auten – “End of Day”

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