“Becca, could you check please that list over there and tell me who’s the settlement contact for the Seventh Federal District Court? “
“For which state? ” Becca snaps, annoyed at. ..well, annoyed at pretty much anything Jane ever says, Jane has noticed.
“Indiana,” Jane answers patiently, “in the Seventh.”
“You need to check your basics first, sweetheart. Indiana’s not in the Sev — oh. “
Jane mostly succeeds at keeping her voice neutral as she repeats, “Could you give me the contact name, please?”
This is a vignette from The Life and Times of Jane Doe. It is part of the Six Sentence Stories weekly flash fiction blog hop. This week’s cue was “stick.”
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