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"Welcome to the Workplace", round II

So I was sitting down to get lunch at the seven and a half hour point (don't worry: this is why I bring random snack crackers, so my body doesn't take the hit like that and I don't tear the head off of anyone important) and words popped into my head. So I pulled out my journal-of-the-moment and scribbled them down.

It looks like my failed NaNo of last year, "Welcome to the Workplace", is making a comeback, with bonus new characters and situations. In fact, the only thing that's for sure staying the same is the actual workplace.

This is going to be interesting. It's the same concept, following a stressed office worker around until she explodes, but this time there's less distinct potential for lame, mostly because it's more a novel and less an administrative procedural.

Poor prissy Kerri Kennedy. Poor Kerri's workplace.
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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