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The mistake


You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Today, write about this encounter. And your twist? Be as succinct as possible.

“You’re fired!”, ends the e-mail. My heart stops. I stare at the screen in disbelief. I reread the message. How can my boss fire me by e-mail?. Wait. That’s not my name in the header. It’s Melissa’s. Oh my God! What can I do? Tell her? Tell my boss about the mistake? Pretend nothing happened? I’m terrible at pretending. Above all with Melissa. Poor thing! She is right next to me. In a matter of minutes we’ll have a coffee break. We will have to talk. She will notice something is wrong with me. She will ask. What a nightmare!

Writing 101, Day Five: Be Brief.

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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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