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Chapter Twelve :: Stephanie by Carrie Rollwagen

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ANOTHER DAY AT THE THRILL FACTORY :: BY CARRIE ROLLWAGEN 

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YOU DON’T KNOW BOREDOM UNTIL YOU’VE DUSTED a shelf full of beaded lampshades to Esther’s exact specifications. This involves removing a stack of shades, sitting them on the shelf below, spritzing the shelf with Pledge, wiping it down with a rag, feather dusting the shades themselves, then putting them back on the shelf exactly where they were before you started. “There’s no room for error,” she says. It’s also implied that there’s no room for creativity.

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Chapter Four :: June by Carrie Rollwagen
April 27, 2009, 5:00 am
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GAME OVER :: BY CARRIE ROLLWAGENpodcast_itunes

I EXPECTED STEPHANIE TO BE MAD that I won’t apply for jobs at Hot Topic. I just didn’t think she’d be this mad.

I wish she could be happy with my real reasons for not applying: “I don’t want to,” and “I’m underage.” Apparently, those don’t cut it, so I’ve just told her that my dad won’t let me work until I’m sixteen.

“June, don’t you dare blame this on somebody else,” Stephanie’s saying to me — yelling at me, actually. “Don’t blame this on your dad. This is about you, and how you won’t get out of your own little world.”

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