The Job, Part Three: Meeting the Boss

A serialized story in seven parts

Ken Preston

27 January 2024

An ancient, wizened hand against a black backdrop

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If you've missed the previous parts, you can find Part One here and Part Two here.

3. Meeting the Boss

‘Come in.’

They stepped inside. A single lamp in the corner illuminated the office, and even that had a drape thrown over it to soften its light. The space was packed with filing cabinets, many of the drawers open and overflowing with documents and files. Even in the poor light, Susan could see the thick layers of dust coating every available surface.

Susan could just make out a hunched figure sitting at a desk, one clawed hand gripping a pen, the other a sheet of paper. It seemed to Susan that even this figure, this person, was covered in layers of dust and cobwebs.

‘The new recruit, Miss Evangeline,’ the little man said.

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