So, I teased this story a while back. And here we are.
A lot of my story ideas start with a thing that isn't really a story idea. In this case I started with the idea of what if all these folks with secret babies and spouses of convenience had to call their HR about these things. And then I thought, hmm, what if one of the HR people was secretly in love with the other?
I have worked in call centers. I have held a job similar to this. For as many policies and procedures as I included, there are plenty I discarded because even realism has it's limits. None of these calls are based on real calls I have ever taken. Partly because this story is fiction, but also because my memory for individual calls is not that good.
This story exists in the pandemic. I still have a few things planned that are going to exist pre-pandemic, but this one made sense to exist with telecommuting, vaccinations, and masking in place.
This story is completed, and I do plan to release it as a single entity. So, you can skip over it if you hating waiting for serialization, or catch up at the end. All reading choices are valid.
Each entry I post has been lightly edited. I will likely make some small tweaks as things progress, so the final may have additional changes.
There will be romance, of course. This one is single POV though.
And this one is not connected to any of my existing series, although it does still take place in the DC area.
Also, if you read through this whole thing hoping I would mention that other story I serialized. Hello, I adore your patience. Complicated sports superstitions meant I couldn't talk about it in season. But preorder links are populating and I'll talk more in a bit about it. (This is the #HockeyFiction story for folks who want to find it on my blog.)
Okay, so the sneak peak went out in March, and next installment and weekly going forward on Fridays - right here.