It’s not often when you work somewhere you fall seamlessly into place with the rest of your new co-workers. My co-workers have taken me under their wing at my second job as their own. If there are any questions they are sure to pitch in and show me the way. More importantly, we’ve all gotten to know each other pretty well and we’ve even gotten in to each other’s interests. Recently one of my bosses wrote a short story prompted by a bored co-worker demanding he tell her one; thinking it would cure her boredom.
Long story short, he felt it was a good story and asked for my opinion on how it was written. We were finishing up our end night duties while going over some of the smaller nitty-gritty writing details like establishing a motif and indentfying when a new character was talking. At about this time my other boss walked in to fix his coffee before starting the overnight shift. As he’s preparing his coffee he is listening in on what we are talking about.
“What do you mean when you say indenting? What does this mean? (What does this do for the story)”
“Say you’ve got a typewriter, and you’re typing this piece of paper here.” I said pointing to a document on a clip board, “See how everything is written? Imagine if the next thing written was about five spaces over. It’s a visual prompt for the reader to understand somebody different is speaking.”
“Oh GAWD, nobody’s used a typewriter in like a billion years!”
“Well you asked a question and I was sticking with technology you would know.”
Thankfully I’m still employed.