The singer’s growl roared through her headphones. Her foot tapped in time to the emphatic bass beat. Words and images flickered across the screen in front of her.

“This is fantastic,” she blurted. The image was of a sweaty cowboy in a room full of cats. At the bottom: herding cats.

“What’s fantastic?” asked the analyst across the table.

Too late, she realized she’d spoken out loud. She quickly blanked the screen. The boss hated cats.

She held up her hand. Shadows from evening sunlight played across the wall.

“Oh, I realized it is time to go home,” she explained.

Photo is copyright by Gisela Giardino.

(100 words using 6 randomly selected.)


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