lex mae be more, or is it? [6]

Let me introduce you to Alexa Mae Colesbury.  She is a chronically single, average but pretty girl who has always worked hard for everything (without always getting the pay-off).  She made the right grades in school despite working full time as a journalist for her college newspaper.  She is always pleasant and kind (and is 99.9% genuine about it).  

Alexa (or Lexi) always believed that post-college life would be something that mysteriously fell into place, although she knew that nothing ever happened without effort–at least not for her.
Let me paint you a little picture.  It is mid-May.  Alexa is still job-less.  She has applied to 26 real writing jobs (or at least jobs halfway related to media), 13 publishing jobs, and countless clerical positions via the local classifieds.  She has gone on a total of two interviews.  Both positions went to candidates with “more experienced backgrounds.” Awesome. 
She is beyond discouraged when her best friend (and roommate) comes home with the news that she’s landed her dream job.  After just one. stinking. interview.  To top it off–it’s the first and only job her friend has applied for.  Just fabulous.
On her best friend’s first day on the job, Lexi finds it in her heart to give her well wishes.  She actually means them, too.  It’s a little easier to wish her friend well because she also has an interview.  Finally.  
When Lexie finally powers on her phone long after her third failed interview, the picture message that greets her is from her BFF with news of her engagement.  
The months to follow are filled with utter professional disappointment for Alexa, some wonderful laughs about her best friend’s alter ego: Bridezilla, and perhaps even finding (finally!) the love of her life.  Just remember: nothing comes easily for Ms. Alexa Mae Colesbury, and could the revealing of some unfortunate news be something that stands in the way of her true happiness?  
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This is a story idea that I was developing early last summer.  It has taken a backseat to some other pressing story ideas for the time being, but it will certainly have it’s due time in the “writing workshop” one of these days. 
Keep an eye out for some more excerpts from my current piece of work “Keeping Caity: the novel” as I plunge forward with those expansion plans.  
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About JoElizabeth

I am a writer who loves to explore all different types of relationships. I am most happy when surrounded by my loved ones and furry children. I've never met a stranger, and I talk way too much. My favorite things to do are eat {preferably at a restaurant} with good friends, write, watch DVDs of TV series {especially FRIENDS}, drink lots of coffee and learn.
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