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Still posting from that “Steampunk Thing.” The first draft isn’t done yet and I’m hoping that this will keep me motivated to keep at it.
(Apologies for any language usage that’s anachronistic. I’ll deal with that once the first draft is done.)
This picks up from last week.
“So, do you have any questions about the position?”
I hesitated for a moment, then shook my head. The only questions I had seemed a bit presumptuous, even to me.
She chuckled. “You’re wondering how a woman came to be building a flying ship.”
I shrugged. That wasn’t really my main concern, but if it made her happy to think that it was, well, then, so be it.
She straightened and motioned for me to follow her as she started toward the front office. “That’s a long story and perhaps I’ll tell you one day.”
As I started following her I faltered for a moment as her words sank in: perhaps I’ll tell you one day. “Does that mean I have the job?”
“If you truly want it and aren’t just here because Mrs. Cooper sent you with a letter of reference.”
“I do,” I said quickly – maybe a touch too quickly but I wanted this job with all that I was. I held the door as she stepped through it, hoping she couldn’t hear my heart hammering as I nearly shook with excitement, thinking that this was too good to be true.