Siri Mitchell


The Cubicle Next Door




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Excerpt from Chapter 1:


So what do you think, Jackie?


What do I think? Funny Joe should ask me that. Hes just finished reading my blog. Hes just quoted me to myself. Or is it myself to me? Do I sound surreal, as if Im living in parallel universes?


I am!


The blogmy blogis all about Joe. And other topics that make me want to scream. But the clever thing is, Im anonymous. When Im blogging.


Im Jackie, Joes cubicle-mate when Im not.


And thats the problem.


Joe is asking Jackie (me) what I think about the Mystery Blogger (also me). And since I dont want Joe to know the blog is all about me and what I think of him, I cant tell him what I think about me.


My brain is starting to short circuit.


So if I cant tell him what I think about me, I certainly cant tell him what I think about him, so Im going to have to pretend not to be me. Not me myself and not me The Cubicle Next Door BloggerTCND to my fans.


I have fans!


If I were clever Id say something like, Look! and point behind him and then duck out of the room when he turned around to look.


But theres so much computer equipment stacked around my desk and so many cables snaking around the floor that Id break my neck if I tried to run away. So that option is out.


I could try pretending I didnt hear him. What?


SUVs. So what do you think about them?


But then wed basically end up back where we started.


So how did I get myself into this mess?


It was all Joes fault.



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