Modern Girl: A Novel

Modern Girl

 

Dear Readers,

It has taken me about four tries, and I finally think my book is on the right track. It’s still in the stage of rewriting so, it may contain many errors. But here’s an excerpt:

I waited. So far, nothing. All my dreams were but fading into air. Feeling frustrated, I turned to my computer. Hoping to scope for some sign. I needed a job. Well, I needed a lot more than just needing a job, but was God listening to me at the moment. Maybe, or maybe he’s just thinks I’m not ready yet. How much longer Lord? It wasn’t like I was a sixteen-year-old girl waiting for her first kiss. I did once a time, wish for that very thing. But it never happened. At least not until, I was nineteen. I almost remember it as if it were yesterday. We were sitting in his car, parked at local park. Listening to music we were just talking. Then, somehow, he moved closer, and before I knew what was happening, he kissed me. I didn’t know what to say. First kiss from a guy. What was I supposed to say or do? He; however, predicted my very exact reaction. I guess I was or still am just that predictable. Maybe that’s my issue. Guys liked a mystery about their girls. I basically tell my whole life story to guy. Thinking it wise to bear my whole self-up front rather than wait until later.

Was I just setting myself up for failure every time I did that or simply did I just not meet any man’s real interest? The only romance these days, are my romance novels. Without them, I probably wouldn’t know what the feeling was like between a man and woman. The novels always left me wondering if a romance could ever possibly be that hot and that passionate…

Okay back to the job hunt…every job either required skills I don’t have or required that I move to that particular location. I mean moving would be fine, if I had the money and a car to do so. I wanted to cry.

Maybe, if I actually took the time to pray the whole rosary or make it to adoration at my church, I might actually have better luck right now. Unfortunately, I was the kind of person who can’t sit still for long periods unless I have a majority of different kinds of tasks at hand.

Thus, the reason for me starting so many projects and only completing a few at a time.

I was about to let my head fall on my desk when…

“Piper, you are so going to owe me a girl’s night out for this!” Shouted my Kendra. My bestest friend in the whole world. Unlike me, she was happily married to a great man.

Slapping a newspaper upon my desk, she goes to sit on the edge of my full sized bed. Taking up the paper, I instantly look at the highlighted parts.

WANTED: A FULL TIME LIBRARIAN. MUST WORK FROM 8AM-4PM ON MONDY’S THROUGH FRIDAY’S. ALSO, MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH THE DEWEY SYSTEM, BOOKS, AND HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

“So, what do you think?” I can just hear Kendra getting worked up over her find.

“This is unbelievable!”

Kendra frowned.

“I meant that in the best of ways. I might actually get a job now, thank you!” I shouted back and hugged her tightly.

Kendra’s smile told me that she was happy to have helped my job dilemma. But there was only one obstacle. I had to apply and then be interviewed…then wait for a response on whether or not I actually will be hired.

Going back to the newspaper, I went on to read:

MUST STOP BY LIBRARY TO APPLY. INTERVIEWS WILL HAPPEN ON SPOT. ONLY SUITED CANIDATE WILL BE HIRED. JOB INTERVIEWS CLOSE FRIDAY AT 4PM ON MAY 16TH.

May 16th at 4pm? “Oh my gosh, it closes today at 4pm!”

“Oh my gosh! Let me drive you. I forgot to check that bit…I was too excited.”

Grabbing decent clothes and putting them on as I’m running down the stairs is indeed a task that is not to be tried. I almost fell a few times if it weren’t for Kendra grabbing my arm to keep me from falling.

As we get into her small car, Kendra turns the key. A litter splutter then nothing.

“Oh crap this is not good!”

“Oh my gosh! This is so not good. Try again, Kendra!”

“I’m trying…” Turning the key once more… the engine comes to life.

“YAY!”

It took us ten minutes to get to the library. I practically ran out and stumbled right into a man. He was like running into a brick wall but warm and breathing…shaking my head, I apologized and went to the door. Only it was closed. A sign that read, sorry, we are closed.

“What!” That’s not possible!

“I’m afraid we had to close early due to no interviews.”

“But it’s not 4pm, and I am here for an interview!”

The man looked at me with his piercing green eyes. I looked right back at him. Standing my ground. I will not let him scare me away from a chance to interview for a job that obviously wasn’t taken yet…

“Fine. You’re hired. You will start tomorrow. Be here at 7:30 am sharp. No lateness will be tolerated.”

“Yes. Thank you.”

Nodding his head, he turns to leave.

“Wait, what’s your name?”

He turns back to me. “Mitchell.”

Then, turns away once more.

I stand there gaping after the man.

“What just happened?”

“I just got hired for the job!” I told her.

“Oh my gosh! I knew it! I just knew it! Oh my gosh! We are so celebrating! Girl’s night out you owe me remember?” Kendra said dragging me away to her car.

I felt light headed. I was finally going to work and not just work any job, but one that I would love to do.

Enjoy!

 

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