Good morning. Today, we’re getting the first glimpse into the third novella in the Barren Holiday series. In this tale, Jen and Nik are caught up in a world of political correctness taken to the extreme degree.
Jen and Nik thought they were competing for the marketing manager position. Each was hoping the other would get the job they were so qualified for. In a matter of minutes, they learned their fate was far worse. Their company released them from their employment, along with a lot of other employees.
Cast adrift, they rally the other former employees and work together to create a company dedicated to teens without a good chance in life.
Everything is different, changed, causing me more pain that I’ve ever felt in my life. Questions are thrown at me daily: Do I support the madness sweeping through the nation? Am I willing to acknowledge that I am not a good person, because of my ancestry, my privilege? Nothing I respond with is good enough for the questioner. They accuse me of using my ethnicity, or what they call a lack of ethnicity, to get ahead in my job.
“Hey, Jen.” Trey Johnson prances up to me. “Boss wants to talk to you before you leave today.” Tilting his chin to one side, he gives me a sidelong look. “Are you going to mess up my chances for that prime new job? You’d best decide it’s too much for you, because I’ll get it any way I can.”
From deep within me, panic rises. I’ve been working to get this promotion for years. All the nights sitting in classrooms, to finish my master’s degree; the weekends I spent hunched over a computer, studying what I needed to know, all of that may have been in vain.
About K.C. Sprayberry
Living a dream she’s had since she first discovered the magic of books. K.C. Sprayberry traveled the U.S. and Europe before finally settling in the mountains of Northwest Georgia. She’s been married to her soulmate for nearly a quarter of a century and they enjoy spoiling their grandchildren along with many other activities.
A multi-genre author, K.C. Sprayberry is always on the hunt for new stories. Inspiration strikes at the weirdest times and drives her to grab notebook and pen to jot down her ideas. Those close to her swear nothing or no one is safe if she’s smiling gently in a corner and watching those in the same room interact. Her observations have often given her ideas for her next story, set not only in the South but wherever the characters demand they settle.
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