“I don’t know why it isn’t working.”
The old man looked over at the young pastor. He saw a well-dressed young man, with an earnest but very troubled expression.
“So that’s what you wanted to talk to me about? It isn’t working?” he asked.
“Right. It just isn’t working, and I don’t know why. [...]
“You know why I wanted to talk to you today?” said Jim. His intonation indicated a question, but Emily Wall, Rev. Emily Wall, knew she was expected to know.
“Yes, sir,” she said.
Jim Evans, district superintendent looked across at the young lady on the other side of his desk. She had no right [...]
[This is a work of fiction.*]
Vernon noticed the arrangement of the room. As manager of a regional chain of restaurants, he was used to reading the way a meeting was set up and evaluating peoples’ attitudes.
It was hard to be precise about the five men sitting across from him. He saw eagerness [...]