Archive for June, 2009

“She looked familiar.” Heather continued. Duane just shrugged and looked back to Katie. She was copying information from a paper she’d brought in. Duane assumed it was her references’ contact information. The sunlight hit her arm as she wrote, giving her skin a glow. He noticed she was left handed. Advertisements


“Who was that woman?” Heather asked loudly. “Wasn’t that your ex?” Duane glared at her. Heather had worked in the store just long enough to see the final weeks of his affair with Marissa. “No, just a woman I know who is going through a hard time.” He said quietly.


Duane moved behind the bar and wiped down the counter while stealing glances at the girl, Katie. “I’ve already done that.” Heather said annoyed. “Just making sure everything’s clean before lunch.” Duane smiled sweetly at Heather. She rolled her eyes and pushed some red oily curls out of her face.


“Just sit wherever you’d like. Did you want any water to drink?” “No thanks.” She smiled again. Duane wondered if he could actually work with her. Employee dating obviously wasn’t allowed. If she worked here long enough to get to know him, then she could move to a different store.


“Here you go.” Duane handed her the application and a pen. “Thank you.” “I’m Duane.” He said and stuck out his hand. “Katie.” She replied, shifting the application to her left hand in order to shake his. She had a firm grasp, confirming that she must have a bachelor’s degree.


“Hi,” The girl began. “I wanted to apply for a job. Do you have anything available?” “Let me get you an application.” Duane said, smiling. The girl smiled back. Definitely hot. “I’ll be right back.” He calculated how he might be able to fit her into the already jammed schedule.


He walked into the store. A slender girl with loose brown curls stood at the counter. She was wearing office attire, obviously overqualified for a barista job, not that he really had anything to offer anyway. She was attractive. No, Duane decided, she was hot. “How can I help you?”