New Reed City | Erin Limmsdale

November 11, 2007

Another summer day had begun as Erin Limmsdale was already up and typing his life away on his newly acquired notebook computer. Deadlines were something he had gotten used to but despite that, he never paid much attention to them. They “aren’t useful unless in large amounts”, Erin once claimed. He had actually gotten used to piling them together then cramming them in a matter of two days or less. Fortunately for him, his articles were always of relatively good quality. He was hired as a regular writer for ‘Cover’ magazine. Although an article writer for a fashion magazine wasn’t exactly his idea of striking gold, he didn’t really have much of a choice on the matter. After all, the pay was good and if not ‘Cover’, he didn’t have many other options that would be willing to put up with his very relaxed attitude.

“That should just about do it.” Erin stretched in satisfaction as he completed his article on the bad habits of men. Almost on cue, Erin’s mobile phone let out its wailing tone as if reminding him that his task was not yet done. Erin pressed the answer button on his phone and held it a good distance from his ear as he anticipated an assault some decibels higher than the human ear is supposed to tolerate.

“WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING, LIMMSDALE?! YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO SEND YOUR ARTICLE YESTERDAY!!” The editor was never a kind and understanding woman. Curses and swears flowed from her like oil from a newly erected derrick. This too, Erin had eventually gotten accustomed to after spending a few good hours of being reprimanded. Although he actually felt lucky after seeing how his beloved editor treats the newly hired intern. Perhaps it was also due to the fact that the new intern was pale and frail-looking. It didn’t matter though since it wasn’t within his jurisdiction. It wasn’t his business and he had no plans of making it his business. Erin had enough problems and this new intern would just have to work things out for herself.

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