Megan ‘The Love of God’ Jeffries moved her finger. Click. The subject of the email read Please proofread the attached cover letter (ALIGNMENT ISSUE: AN ISSUE AT ALL?). New email calmed her. She scrolled with the same finger and read the email thread. Fifteen people including herself were attached. The office was quiet in a purr of central air, Xerox machines, and the hidden fans of computers. Megan continued petting the scroll-wheel of her mouse.
Moving outward from their cubicles came the voices of Tanya, Carol, and Cheryl.
“Hey, what’s everyone doing for lunch?”
“I like egg rolls.”
“I’m good. Brought my lunch.”
“Oh, whaja’ bring?”